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A study of birefringence effects in a bulk semiconductor optical amplifier and its application to all-optical wavelength conversion
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Paper Abstract

Birefringence in an InGaAsP/InP tensile-strained bulk semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) is demonstrated by a polarization resolved amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) spectrum. A mode sum/min approach is used to investigate the periodicities in the ripple for transverse electric (TE) and transverse magnetic (TM) polarizations. The signal-induced birefringence in the SOA, which leads to polarization rotation of a probe beam, is presented in the format of the Poincare sphere. All-optical wavelength conversion (inverted and non-inverted) based on cross polarization modulation (XPolM) is realized. The impact of cross gain modulation (XGM) in XPolM is initially studied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5825, Opto-Ireland 2005: Optoelectronics, Photonic Devices, and Optical Networks, (3 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604832
Show Author Affiliations
Li-Qiang Guo, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Michael J. Connelly, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5825:
Opto-Ireland 2005: Optoelectronics, Photonic Devices, and Optical Networks
Gerald Farrell; David M. Denieffe; Liam Barry; John Gerard McInerney; Harold S. Gamble; Padraig Hughes; R. Alan Moore, Editor(s)

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