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Semiconductor laser amplifiers as all-optical frequency converters
Author(s): Nikolaus Schunk; Gerd Grosskopf; Reinhold Ludwig; Ronald Schnabel; Hans-Georg Weber
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Paper Abstract

All-optical frequency conversion of an optical data signal can be achieved by a traveling-wave semiconductor laser amplifier over a spectral range given by its entire gain spectrum (1O THz). Experimental and theoretical results for the frequency conversion efficiency are presented. The effect of gain saturation and the wavelength dependence are discussed in order to find the optimum conditions for the conversion efficiency. Simultaneous conversion of an optical data signal to several wavelengths is also considered. Finally the requirements are specified for an optical filter which selects the converted data signal out of the total optical spectrum.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1362, Physical Concepts of Materials for Novel Optoelectronic Device Applications II: Device Physics and Applications, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24556
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Nikolaus Schunk, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik Berlin GmbH (Germany)
Gerd Grosskopf, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik Berlin GmbH (Germany)
Reinhold Ludwig, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik Berlin GmbH (Germany)
Ronald Schnabel, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik Berlin GmbH (Germany)
Hans-Georg Weber, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik Berlin GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1362:
Physical Concepts of Materials for Novel Optoelectronic Device Applications II: Device Physics and Applications

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