A method of exploiting just the fast intra-dot relaxation in quantum dots for signal processing is examined. Simulations showing 2.5Tb/s signal processing and a flat frequency response illustrate the concepts utility in future telecommunication systems.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
M. T. Hill, G. D. Khoe, P. Van Daele, and H. J. S. Dorren, "Multi-terabit per second cross gain modulation in quantum dot amplifiers via excited state lasing," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CTuP42.
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