Due to the introduction of new broadband services, individual line data rates are expected to exceed 100 Gb/s in the near future. To operate at these high speeds, new optical signal processing techniques will have to be developed. This paper will demonstrate that two-photon absorption in a specially designed semiconductor microcavity is an ideal candidate for optical signal processing applications such as autocorrelation, sampling, and demultiplexing in high-speed wavelength-division-multiplexed (WDM) and hybrid WDM/optical time-division-multiplexed networks.
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P. J. Maguire, L. P. Barry, T. Krug, W. H. Guo, J. O'Dowd, M. Lynch, A. L. Bradley, J. F. Donegan, and H. Folliot, "Optical Signal Processing via Two-Photon Absorption in a Semiconductor Microcavity for the Next Generation of High-Speed Optical Communications Network," J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 2683- (2006)