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Slow and Fast Light
Boston, Massachusetts United States
July 13-16, 2008
Semiconductor Structures and CPO Effects (STuA)

Novel Chirp and Compensate Scheme to Enhance Fast Light in a Semiconductor Optical Amplifier

Forrest G. Sedgwick, Bala Pesala, and Connie Chang-Hasnain  »View Author Affiliations


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A chirp-and-compensate scheme is employed to increase the advance-bandwidth product of 400 fs pulses in a semiconductor optical amplifier as well as to realize tunable delay, producing a record temporal shift of 10.7 pulses.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

F. G. Sedgwick, B. Pesala, and C. Chang-Hasnain, "Novel Chirp and Compensate Scheme to Enhance Fast Light in a Semiconductor Optical Amplifier," in Slow and Fast Light, (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper STuA1.

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