Wavelength conversion employing 120-fs optical pulses in an SOA-based nonlinear polarization switch

A. K. Mishra, X.X. Yang, D. Lenstra, G.D. Khoe, H.J.S. Dorren

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    Abstract

    We demonstrate wavelength conversion based on non-linear polarization rotation driven by ultrafast carrier relaxation in an InGaAsP-InGaAs multiquantum-well semiconductor optical amplifier. We use a continuous-wave (CW) probe beam at a center wavelength of 1555 nm, and a control pulse of duration of 120 fs at a center wavelength of 1520 nm. We have investigated wavelength conversion for different injection currents and for different control pulse energies. We show that a conversion efficiency of 12 dB can be obtained for control pulse energies of 10 pJ.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1180-1186
    JournalIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
    Volume10
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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