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Snakes, TOADs, and butterflies: optical nonlinearities in semiconductor laser devices
Author(s): Michael J. Adams
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Paper Abstract

The physics and applications of interband nonlinearities in semiconductor lasers and amplifiers are reviewed. Although these nonlinearities are said to be `slow' (with responses of order nanoseconds), several methods have been reported where ultrafast switching speeds (up to 40 Gb/s and above) have been achieved. Potential network applications for components operating at these speeds abound in areas such as demultiplexing, wavelength conversion and signal regeneration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3283, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VI, (7 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316696
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Michael J. Adams, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3283:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VI
Marek Osinski; Peter Blood; Akira Ishibashi, Editor(s)

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