SOAs are compact devices needing low control power for signal processing. Critical issues are the speed limitations caused by carrier relaxation. We present techniques for signal processing beyond these limits by exploiting ultra-fast intra-band effects.
© 2005 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
B. Sartorius, S. Bauer, C. Bornholdt, H. P. Nolting, M. Schlak, J. Slovak, and H. J. Wünsche, "Signal Processing in SOAs - Beyond the Limits of Carrier Relaxation," in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper SuB5.
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