A delay-bandwidth product of 10.7 is achieved using ultra-fast intraband nonlinearities in semiconductor optical amplifiers to generate fast light. A novel chirped-pulse scheme enhances the fast light effect and generates delays in addition to advance.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
F. G. Sedgwick, B. Pesala, and C. J. Chang-Hasnain, "Chirped-Pulse Slow and Fast Light in SOA with a Record Delay-Bandwidth Product of 10.7," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CWI2.
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