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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 24 — Nov. 26, 2007
  • pp: 15863–15867

Electrically tunable fast light at THz bandwidth using cascaded semiconductor optical amplifiers

Bala Pesala, Forrest Sedgwick, Alexander V. Uskov, and Connie Chang-Hasnain  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 24, pp. 15863-15867 (2007)

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Ultra fast non-linear processes are used to achieve an advance of 2 ps for a 600 fs pulse propagating through two SOAs in series. This corresponding 3.3-pulse advance is tuned continuously by changing the current applied to the devices. We propose an experimental scheme that uses a single SOA in a loop to emulate the propagation of pulse through multiple cascaded SOAs.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Slow and Fast Light

Original Manuscript: August 28, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 10, 2007
Published: November 15, 2007

Bala Pesala, Forrest Sedgwick, Alexander V. Uskov, and Connie Chang-Hasnain, "Electrically tunable fast light at THz bandwidth using cascaded semiconductor optical amplifiers," Opt. Express 15, 15863-15867 (2007)

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