OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2013
  • pp: 308–310

Bandwidth improvement for slow light using amplification characteristics of cascaded vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

Y.-N. Ma, B. Luo, L.-S. Yan, W. Pan, X. H. Zou, J. P. Zhao, N. Q. Li, and X. K. Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 3, pp. 308-310 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000308


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (752 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A scheme to improve the bandwidth of slow light using cascaded vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. In the scheme, a proper adjustment on the gain peaks of two cascaded VCSELs enables the generation of the desired composite gain spectrum, which has flat-top gain and delay profiles with enhanced peak values. By employing the improved gain and delay profiles in a slow light system, a large delay can be achieved within a wider bandwidth. In the experiment, by using two cascaded VCSELs, a tunable slow light up to 135 ps for a 5Gbits/s pseudorandom binary sequence is demonstrated with relatively low signal distortion.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(210.4680) Optical data storage : Optical memories
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 26, 2012
Published: January 22, 2013

Citation
Y.-N. Ma, B. Luo, L.-S. Yan, W. Pan, X. H. Zou, J. P. Zhao, N. Q. Li, and X. K. Liu, "Bandwidth improvement for slow light using amplification characteristics of cascaded vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers," Opt. Lett. 38, 308-310 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-3-308


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. C. Liu, Z. Dutton, C. H. Behroozi, and L. V. Hau, Nature 409, 490 (2001). [CrossRef]
  2. C. J. Chang-Hasnain, P. C. Ku, I. Kim, and S. L. Chuang, Proc. IEEE 91, 1854 (2003). [CrossRef]
  3. G. Lenz, B. J. Eggleton, C. K. Madsen, and R. E. Slusher, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 525 (2001). [CrossRef]
  4. A. E. Willner, B. Zhang, L. Zhang, L. S. Yan, and I. Fazal, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 14, 691 (2008). [CrossRef]
  5. Y. Okawachi, M. S. Bigelow, J. E. Sharping, Z. Zhu, A. Schweinsberg, D. J. Gauthier, R. W. Boyd, and A. L. Gaeta, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 153902 (2005). [CrossRef]
  6. J. Piprek, E. S. Björlin, and J. E. Bowers, Electron. Lett. 37, 298 (2001). [CrossRef]
  7. C. S. Chou, R. K. Lee, P. C. Peng, H. C. Kuo, G. Lin, H. P. Yang, and J. Y. Chi, J. Opt. A 10, 044016 (2008). [CrossRef]
  8. N. Laurand, S. Calvez, M. D. Dawson, and A. E. Kelly, Opt. Express 14, 6858 (2006). [CrossRef]
  9. H. Ghafouri-Shiraz, Fundamentals of Laser Diode Amplifiers (Wiley, 1996).
  10. Z. Shi, R. Pant, Z. Zhu, M. D. Stenner, M. A. Neifeld, D. J. Gauthier, and R. W. Boyd, Opt. Lett. 32, 1986 (2007). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited