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Traveling-wave semiconductor laser amplifiers as high-speed all-optical inverters
Author(s): Jordi Guitart; Mario M. Vizuete; Sergio Ruiz-Moreno; E. Garcia-Conde
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Paper Abstract

In this communication we focus on the potential use of travelling wave semiconductor laser amplifiers as high-speed all-optical inverters. Although semiconductor amplifiers suffer from saturation and crosstalk effects which can degrade the device performances required in some applications, we show here that both phenomena can be induced in order to produce optical transference and inversion of the information between two channels in a direct-detection system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 1994
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2149, Technologies for Optical Fiber Communications, (2 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175246
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Jordi Guitart, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Mario M. Vizuete, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Sergio Ruiz-Moreno, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
E. Garcia-Conde, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2149:
Technologies for Optical Fiber Communications
Gail J. Brown; Didier J. Decoster; Joanne S. LaCourse; Yoon-Soo Park; Kenneth D. Pedrotti; Susan R. Sloan; Susan R. Sloan; Didier J. Decoster; Kenneth D. Pedrotti, Editor(s)

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