The polarization dependency of the instantaneous frequency variation and pulse width in a semiconductor optical amplifier is studied using second-harmonic generation frequency resolved optical gating. A reduction of the time-bandwidth product is measured.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
B. F. Kennedy, P. Landais, L. Bradley, S. Philippe, and M. Martinez-Rosas, " Temporal and spectral dependence on polarization of the input signal in a semiconductor optical amplifier," in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications/Integrated Photonics Research, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper JWB12.