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  • Editor: Anthony J Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2007
  • pp: 751–753

Cross-phase-modulation-based wavelength conversion using intersubband transition in InGaAs AlAs AlAsSb coupled quantum wells

Hidemi Tsuchida, Takasi Simoyama, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Teruo Mozume, Masanori Nagase, and Jun-ichi Kasai  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 7, pp. 751-753 (2007)

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We report an ultrafast cross phase modulation (XPM) effect in intersubband transition (ISBT) of InGaAs AlAs AlAsSb coupled quantum wells, where the ISBT absorption of a transverse-magnetic mode pump signal induces phase modulation of a transverse-electric mode probe signal. Using waveguide-type ISBT devices, we have achieved XPM-based 10 Gbit s wavelength conversion with a power penalty of 2.53 dB . Also, we propose XPM-based signal processing circuits for gate switching and modulation format conversion.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(130.5990) Integrated optics : Semiconductors
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 18, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2007
Published: March 5, 2007

Hidemi Tsuchida, Takasi Simoyama, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Teruo Mozume, Masanori Nagase, and Jun-ichi Kasai, "Cross-phase-modulation-based wavelength conversion using intersubband transition in InGaAs/AlAs/AlAsSb coupled quantum wells," Opt. Lett. 32, 751-753 (2007)

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