All-optical switching and wavelength conversion based on ultrafast nonlinearities in semiconductor optical amplifiers

H.J.S. Dorren, A.K. Mishra, X. Yang, Z. Li, H. Ju, H. Waardt, de, G.D. Khoe, D. Lenstra

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We investigate all-optical switching and wavelength conversion based on ultrafast nonlinearities in a multi-quantum-well semiconductor optical amplifier. We present a rate equation model that accounts for two-photon absorption, free-carrier absorption, self- and cross phase modulation, carrier heating, spectral, spatial hole burning and self- and cross polarization modulation. We demonstrate optical AND gate operation using a semiconductor optical amplifier placed in an asymmetric March-Zehnder interferometer and we show that the gate can be operated using 800 fJ optical pulses with duration of 200 fs. We also investigate wavelength conversion based on ultrafast nonlinear polarization rotation. We found a conversion efficiency of 12 dB for control pulse energies of 10 pJ.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)5731-5741
Aantal pagina's11
TijdschriftJournal of Applied Physics
Volume43
Nummer van het tijdschrift8B
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2004

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optical switching
light amplifiers
nonlinearity
wavelengths
polarization modulation
self absorption
cross polarization
hole burning
pulses
phase modulation
interferometers
quantum wells
heating
photons
polarization
energy

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All-optical switching and wavelength conversion based on ultrafast nonlinearities in semiconductor optical amplifiers. / Dorren, H.J.S.; Mishra, A.K.; Yang, X.; Li, Z.; Ju, H.; Waardt, de, H.; Khoe, G.D.; Lenstra, D.

In: Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 43, Nr. 8B, 2004, blz. 5731-5741.

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