The gain and phase dynamics of an optically excited 'turbo-switch' are measured for the first time. The results indicate potential for wavelength conversion at speeds >170Gbit/s, and optical regeneration at input pulse energies ~ 250fJ.
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(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
R. P. Giller, R. J. Manning, and D. Cotter, " Recovery Dynamics of the 'Turbo-Switch'," in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications/Coherent Optical Technologies and Applications, OSA Technical Digest Series(CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper OTuC2.
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