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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3877–3879

Ultrafast pulse compression by semiconductor two-photon gain

Amir Nevet, Alex Hayat, and Meir Orenstein  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 23, pp. 3877-3879 (2010)

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We demonstrate experimentally the compression of femtosecond-scale pulses by two-photon gain in a compact electrically driven AlGaAs waveguide. Dynamic control of the pulse width from 240 to 140 fs is achieved by varying the current injection levels—in good agreement with the calculations. The pulse width is measured by a high- sensitivity intensity autocorrelator based on two-photon absorption in a GaAs photomultiplier tube.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

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Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: August 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2010
Published: November 18, 2010

Amir Nevet, Alex Hayat, and Meir Orenstein, "Ultrafast pulse compression by semiconductor two-photon gain," Opt. Lett. 35, 3877-3879 (2010)

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