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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 13 — Jun. 23, 2008
  • pp: 9684–9690

High-speed all-optical modulation using an InGaAs/AlAsSb quantum well waveguide

Kazi S. Abedin, Guo-Wei Lu, Tetsuya Miyazaki, Ryoichi Akimoto, and Hiroshi Ishikawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 13, pp. 9684-9690 (2008)

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All-optical cross-phase modulation through the intersubband transition in an InGaAs/AlAsSb coupled quantum well was examined by using a sinusoidal intensity-modulated pump. For probe waves in the wavelength range of 1330–1620 nm and a pump modulation at a repetition rate of 76 GHz, cross-phase modulation (XPM) occurred with an efficiency η, of 0.653-0.142 rad/W. Based on the efficiency we derived a transfer function for the intersubband transition (ISBT) modulator that can be conveniently used in simulating the characteristics of the modulated output (probe) for long excitation pulses with arbitrary waveforms.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 12, 2008
Published: June 16, 2008

Kazi S. Abedin, Guo-Wei Lu, Tetsuya Miyazaki, Ryoichi Akimoto, and Hiroshi Ishikawa, "High-speed all-optical modulation using an InGaAs/AlAsSb quantum well waveguide," Opt. Express 16, 9684-9690 (2008)

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