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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campilo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2580–2582

Improved optical single-sideband generation using the self-modulation birefringence difference in semiconductor optical amplifiers

Huan Jiang, He Wen, Xiaoping Zheng, Zhigang Liu, Kai Wang, Hanyi Zhang, and Yili Guo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 17, pp. 2580-2582 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002580


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Abstract

By employing the self-modulation birefringence difference in a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA), an improved method is proposed to generate a complete optical single-sideband (OSSB) signal. Over 30 dB sideband suppression ratios (SSRs) of lower OSSB signals are obtained over a 12 dB input power range and a 36 nm wavelength span, with a maximum of over 35 dB . Upper OSSB signals with an SSR of over 15 dB are observed using a SOA for what is believed to be the first time. This method is effective even for the carrier-suppressed signal. The theory for OSSB generation in an SOA is extended and verified by experiment.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

History
Original Manuscript: December 8, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 30, 2007
Published: August 22, 2007

Citation
Huan Jiang, He Wen, Xiaoping Zheng, Zhigang Liu, Kai Wang, Hanyi Zhang, and Yili Guo, "Improved optical single-sideband generation using the self-modulation birefringence difference in semiconductor optical amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 32, 2580-2582 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-17-2580

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