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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1716–1718

Effect of copropagating and counterpropagating directions on a semiconductor optical amplifier - Mach-Zehnder interferometer based wavelength converter using a continuous-wave assist light

Hwan S. Chung, Ryo Inohara, Kohsuke Nishimura, and Masashi Usami  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 13, pp. 1716-1718 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.001716


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Abstract

We experimentally investigate and compare the effects of copropagating and counterpropagating directions on a semiconductor optical amplifier - Mach-Zehnder interferometer based wavelength converter. When an assist light is not used, the copropagating scheme induces a long rise-fall time and small timing jitter, whereas the counterpropagating scheme induces a short rise-fall time and large timing jitter. The results show that the copropagating scheme with a backward assist light yields the best performance.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

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Hwan S. Chung, Ryo Inohara, Kohsuke Nishimura, and Masashi Usami, "Effect of copropagating and counterpropagating directions on a semiconductor optical amplifier - Mach-Zehnder interferometer based wavelength converter using a continuous-wave assist light," Opt. Lett. 30, 1716-1718 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-13-1716

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