The switching/modulation properties of an optically pumped vertical-cavity semiconductor optical amplifier are investigated. A 7dB change in pump power produced a 35dB change in output signal. Frequency response measurements revealed a modulation bandwidth of 1.8GHz.
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S. Bjorlin, J. Piprek, Y. Chiu, J. E. Bowers, A. Dahl, P. Abraham, and C. Harder, " 1.3 µm vertical-cavity amplifying switch," in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2001), paper OTuE11.
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