Noise suppression of 3dB per pass is demonstrated using a top-implanted passive InGaAsP/InGaAsP multiple quantum well ridge waveguide saturable absorber. The contrast ratio and recovery time are 3dB and ~16ps respectively.
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(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
M. Pantouvaki, S. Kong, M. J. Fice, A. J. Seeds, R. M. Gwilliam, and P. Cannard, "10 Gb/s Noise Suppression Using an Ion Implanted Waveguide Saturable Absorber," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CThBB4.
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