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12 June 2002 Modeling of colliding subpicosecond pulses in a semiconductor optical amplifier
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Proceedings Volume 4646, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices X; (2002) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.470565
Event: Symposium on Integrated Optoelectronic Devices, 2002, San Jose, California, United States
Abstract
Telecommunication systems using 200 fs optical pulses for ultrahigh bit-rate optical transmission require new concepts to be developed for ultrafast all-optical switching. On the basis of numerical experiments, we discuss how a semiconductor optical amplifier in a Sagnac interferometric arrangement can be used for switching these short pulses. The switching principle is based on gain and index saturation dynamics on a sub-picosecond timescale. The model accounts for bi-directional propagation of ultrashort optical pulses through the amplifier as well as free-carrier absorption and two-photon absorption.
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Harm J. S. Dorren, Xuelin Yang, Daan Lenstra, and Giok-Djan Khoe "Modeling of colliding subpicosecond pulses in a semiconductor optical amplifier", Proc. SPIE 4646, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices X, (12 June 2002); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.470565
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