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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 26 — Sep. 10, 2010
  • pp: 5005–5012

Pattern effect reduction in all-optical wavelength conversion using a two-electrode semiconductor optical amplifier

Peng Tian, Lirong Huang, Wei Hong, and Dexiu Huang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 26, pp. 5005-5012 (2010)

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A two-electrode semiconductor optical amplifier that has two sections and two separated electrodes is proposed for an all-optical wavelength converter. Pattern effect reduction based on dynamic gain compensation is theoretically investigated using a time-domain model that takes into account the carrier diffusion process between the two sections, and the Q factor of the converted light is calculated to evaluate pattern effects. Simulation results show that the Q factor is greatly improved when the section lengths and the currents are appropriately selected.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(230.7405) Optical devices : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: April 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 30, 2010
Published: September 9, 2010

Peng Tian, Lirong Huang, Wei Hong, and Dexiu Huang, "Pattern effect reduction in all-optical wavelength conversion using a two-electrode semiconductor optical amplifier," Appl. Opt. 49, 5005-5012 (2010)

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