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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2762–2764

Intermodulation distortion in microwave phase shifters based on slow and fast light propagation in semiconductor optical amplifiers

Perrine Berger, Jérôme Bourderionnet, Fabien Bretenaker, Daniel Dolfi, Seán Ó Dúill, Gadi Eisenstein, and Mehdi Alouini  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 16, pp. 2762-2764 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002762


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Abstract

We show theoretically and validate experimentally the effect of filtering on the nonlinear behavior of slow and fast light links based on coherent population oscillations in semiconductor optical amplifiers. The existence of a dip in the power-versus-current characteristics for the fundamental frequency, as well as for the third-order intermodulation product, is clearly evidenced. These two dips occur at different bias currents. Their depths increase as the filtering strength of the red sideband is increased, and they completely vanish in the unfiltered case. Influence on the microwave photonics link is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: June 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2010
Published: August 12, 2010

Citation
Perrine Berger, Jérôme Bourderionnet, Fabien Bretenaker, Daniel Dolfi, Seán Ó Dúill, Gadi Eisenstein, and Mehdi Alouini, "Intermodulation distortion in microwave phase shifters based on slow and fast light propagation in semiconductor optical amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 35, 2762-2764 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-16-2762


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