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Phase conjugation of picosecond optical pulses in semiconductor optical amplifiers
Author(s): J. M. Tang; Keith Alan Shore
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Paper Abstract

A numerical investigation of the four-wave mixing efficiency of picosecond optical pulses in semiconductor optical amplifiers is performed. Special attention is paid to the influence of probe depletion (PD) and cross-gain modulation (XGM) on four-wave mixing (FWM) efficiency. It is shown that variations in FWM efficiency induced by both PD and XGM can be significantly enhanced by shorter pulsewidth, higher pulse energy and smaller pump-probe frequency detuning, and that the variation of FWM efficiency caused by PD is symmetrical with respect to negative and positive frequency detunings, while the FWM efficiency change due to XGM exhibits an asymmetric lineshape.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3551, Integrated Optoelectronics II, (12 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317992
Show Author Affiliations
J. M. Tang, Univ. of Wales/Bangor (United Kingdom)
Keith Alan Shore, Univ. of Wales/Bangor (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3551:
Integrated Optoelectronics II
BingKun Zhou; Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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