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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2006
  • pp: 537–539

All-optical extinction-ratio enhancement of a 160 GHz pulse train by a saturable-absorber vertical microcavity

D. Massoubre, J. L. Oudar, J. Fatome, S. Pitois, G. Millot, J. Decobert, and J. Landreau  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 537-539 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000537


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Abstract

A vertical-access passive all-optical gate has been used to improve the extinction ratio of a 160 GHz picosecond pulse train at 1555 nm. An extinction ratio enhancement of 6 dB is observed within an 8 nm bandwidth. Such a device is a promising candidate for low-cost all optical reamplication and reshaping (2R) regeneration at 160 Gbits s .

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 2005

Citation
D. Massoubre, J. L. Oudar, J. Fatome, S. Pitois, G. Millot, J. Decobert, and J. Landreau, "All-optical extinction-ratio enhancement of a 160 GHz pulse train by a saturable-absorber vertical microcavity," Opt. Lett. 31, 537-539 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-4-537


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