Ultrafast all-optical switching by pulse-induced birefringence in a multi-quantum well semiconductor optical amplifier

H. Ju, S. Zhang, H. Waardt, de, G.D. Khoe, H.J.S. Dorren

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Abstract

We have demonstrated femtosecond pulse-induced nonlinear birefringence in a multi-quantum well semiconductor optical amplifier for all-optical switching. Coherent nonlinear optical effects such as two-photon absorption could be responsible for the ultrashort-transient birefringence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationproc. CLEO/IQEC 2004
Place of PublicationSan Francisco
PagesCFT1-
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event2004 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO® 2004) - Moscone Center West, San Francisco, United States
Duration: 16 May 200421 May 2004

Conference

Conference2004 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO® 2004)
Abbreviated titleCLEO® 2004
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period16/05/0421/05/04

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