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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2013
  • pp: 1241–1243

All-optical pulse generation based on gain-induced four-wave mixing in a semiconductor optical amplifier

Fangxin Li and Amr S. Helmy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 8, pp. 1241-1243 (2013)

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A simple all-optical pulse generation technique based on gain-induced four-wave mixing in a semiconductor optical amplifier is introduced. The introduced concept is theoretically investigated and experimentally demonstrated. For a concept demonstration, 10 GHz and 42.5 GHz pulse trains are generated. A 20 nm central wavelength tunability is achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 6, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2013
Published: April 3, 2013

Fangxin Li and Amr S. Helmy, "All-optical pulse generation based on gain-induced four-wave mixing in a semiconductor optical amplifier," Opt. Lett. 38, 1241-1243 (2013)

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