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Slow and Fast Light
Salt Lake City, Utah United States
July 8, 2007
ISBN: 1-55752-844-6
Slow Light in Semiconductors (STuA)

Increase of Fractional Advance in THz-Bandwidth Fast Light by Pulse Chirping in an SOA

Forrest G. Sedgwick, Bala Pesala, Jui-Yen Lin, Connie Chang-Hasnain, and Tony Lin


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We propose a novel technique to improve fast light in semiconductor optical amplifiers. By chirping input pulses, experimentally measured advance increases 1.5 ps. The fractional advance can be increased twofold by recompressing the output pulses.

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(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

F. G. Sedgwick, B. Pesala, J. Lin, C. Chang-Hasnain, and T. Lin, " Increase of Fractional Advance in THz-Bandwidth Fast Light by Pulse Chirping in an SOA," in Integrated Photonics and Nanophotonics Research and Applications / Slow and Fast Light, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper STuA5.

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