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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 26 — Dec. 25, 2006
  • pp: 12880–12886

Tunable slow light device using quantum dot semiconductor laser

P. C. Peng, C. T. Lin, H. C. Kuo, W. K. Tsai, J. N. Liu, S. Chi, S. C. Wang, G. Lin, H. P. Yang, K. F. Lin, and J. Y. Chi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 26, pp. 12880-12886 (2006)

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This investigation experimentally demonstrates a tunable slow light device using a quantum dot (QD) semiconductor laser. The QD semiconductor laser at 1.3 µm fabricated on a GaAs substrate is grown by molecular beam epitaxy. Tunable slow light can be achieved by adjusting the bias current and wavelength detuning. The slow light device operated under probe signal from 5 to 10 GHz is presented. Moreover, we also demonstrate that the tunable slow light device can be used in a subcarrier multiplexed system.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 17, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 6, 2006
Published: December 22, 2006

P. C. Peng, C. T. Lin, H. C. Kuo, W. K. Tsai, J. N. Liu, S. Chi, S. C. Wang, G. Lin, H. P. Yang, K. F. Lin, and J. Y. Chi, "Tunable slow light device using quantum dot semiconductor laser," Opt. Express 14, 12880-12886 (2006)

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