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All-optical switching and wavelength conversion using passive nonlinearities in semiconductor quantum wells
Author(s): Jongbum Nah; Patrick LiKamWa
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Paper Abstract

A silica capped impurity-free vacancy induced disordering has been used in the fabrication of an all-optical integrated Mach-Zehnder switch incorporating a linear waveguide directional coupler with nonlinear multiple quantum well (MQW) sections. Using the switch we have been able to demonstrate all-optical wavelength conversions at a rate of 1GHz that was limited by our laser source, a modelocked erbium doped fiber laser. In principle the device performance is expected to be undiminished up to repetition rates of 10Gb/s and higher.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6243, Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications II, 62430F (12 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669736
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Jongbum Nah, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Patrick LiKamWa, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6243:
Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications II
Michael J. Hayduk; Andrew R. Pirich; Eric J. Donkor; Peter J. Delfyett, Editor(s)

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