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Widely tunable photocurrent-driven wavelength converters
Author(s): Jonathon S. Barton; Matthew N. Sysak; Anna Tauke-Pedretti; Matthew Dummer; Jonathan Klamkin; Jonathan Getty; Erik J. Skogen; James Raring; Leif A. Johansson; Milan L. Masanovic; Larry A. Coldren
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Paper Abstract

Wavelength converters are seen as important to the scalability, flexibility, and cost of future optical networks. These devices have opportunities for deployment in optical switches, routers and add/drop multiplexers. This talk will outline the latest results of monolithic and hybrid photocurrent-driven wavelength converters (PD-WC) based on either the direct modulation of a bipolar cascade SGDBR laser or by external modulation using an Electro-absorption (EA), or Mach-Zehnder (MZ) modulator using integration building blocks such as a semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA), SGDBR lasers, PIN detectors and EA and MZ modulators. As the input and output waveguides are separate in this configuration of wavelength converter, an optical filter is not required to reject the input signal at the output which is desirable particularly with wavelength tunable applications where the response time of a filter could limit system performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 2005
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 5729, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits VII, (25 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.593638
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathon S. Barton, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Matthew N. Sysak, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Anna Tauke-Pedretti, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Matthew Dummer, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Jonathan Klamkin, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Jonathan Getty, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Erik J. Skogen, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
James Raring, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Leif A. Johansson, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Milan L. Masanovic, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Larry A. Coldren, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5729:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits VII
Louay A. Eldada; El-Hang Lee, Editor(s)

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