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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2013
  • pp: 974–977

Wavelength monitoring with mutually modulated cross-gain modulation in a semiconductor optical amplifier and Brillouin amplifier

Shalom Bloch, Alexander Lifshitz, Er’el Granot, and Shmuel Sternklar  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 4, pp. 974-977 (2013)

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We analyze and implement mutually modulated cross-gain modulation (MMXGM) in a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA). In this effect, optical wavelength changes are converted into modulation phase changes with high sensitivity and resolution. In the slow-light transition regime, we demonstrate picometer sensitivity to the optical wavelength. We analyze the spectroscopic performance of the SOA-based MMXGM and the previously developed Brillouin-based MMXGM techniques, and compare them to that of material-dispersion-enhanced, slow-light spectroscopy in a Brillouin amplifier.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2013
Published: March 21, 2013

Shalom Bloch, Alexander Lifshitz, Er’el Granot, and Shmuel Sternklar, "Wavelength monitoring with mutually modulated cross-gain modulation in a semiconductor optical amplifier and Brillouin amplifier," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 974-977 (2013)

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