A novel monolithically integrated Michelson Interferometer using intersecting twin-contact semiconductor optical amplifiers is proposed whereby the two arms are gain imbalanced to give noise suppression. Experimental OSNR improvements of 6.2dB for 8ps pulses is demonstrated.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits
E. Moll, Y. J. Chai, K. A. Williams, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, "Noise Suppression in a Novel Monolithically Integrated Michelson Interferometer," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JThE3.
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