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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2003
  • pp: 6672–6677

All-optical wavelength conversion in a GaInAsP/InP optical gate loaded with a Bragg reflector

Seok-Hwan Jeong, Tetsuya Mizumoto, Mitsuru Takenaka, and Yoshiaki Nakano  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 33, pp. 6672-6677 (2003)

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All-optical wavelength conversion employing a GaInAsP/InP nonlinear distributed-feedback waveguide switch is investigated. The device has the advantages of simple structure, compactness, polarity-noninverted operation, and feasibility of integration with other photonic devices such as semiconductor optical amplifier and modulators. We show that the device exhibits constant conversion efficiency around -9.2 dB in a signal-wavelength range of 1530–1560 nm. Furthermore, this device can potentially be made polarization independent.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices

Original Manuscript: January 23, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2003
Published: November 20, 2003

Seok-Hwan Jeong, Tetsuya Mizumoto, Mitsuru Takenaka, and Yoshiaki Nakano, "All-optical wavelength conversion in a GaInAsP/InP optical gate loaded with a Bragg reflector," Appl. Opt. 42, 6672-6677 (2003)

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