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Ultra high-speed nanophotonics
Author(s): D. Bimberg; G. Fiol; C. Meuer; D. Arsenijevic; J. Kim; S. Liebich; M. Laemmlin; M. Kuntz; H. Schmeckebier; G. Eisenstein
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Paper Abstract

Mode-locked lasers (MLLs) and semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) based on quantum dot (QD) gain material will impact the development of next generation networks like the 100Gb/s Ethernet. Hybrid mode-locked lasers consisting of a monolithic two section device presently already generate picosecond pulse trains at 40 GHz with an extremely low jitter in the range of 200 fs under optimum operating conditions. A detailed chirp analysis which is prerequisite for optical time division multiplexing applications is presented. QD SOAs are showing superior performance for linear amplification as well as nonlinear signal processing. Wavelength conversion via cross-gain modulation is shown to have a small signal bandwidth beyond 40 GHz under high bias current injection. This makes QD SOAs much superior to conventional SOAs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7211, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XVII, 721117 (24 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.810880
Show Author Affiliations
D. Bimberg, Technical Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
G. Fiol, Technical Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
C. Meuer, Technical Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
D. Arsenijevic, Technical Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
J. Kim, Kyung-Hee Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
S. Liebich, Technical Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
M. Laemmlin, Technical Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
M. Kuntz, Technical Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
H. Schmeckebier, Technical Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
G. Eisenstein, Technical Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
Technion (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7211:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XVII
Marek Osinski; Bernd Witzigmann; Fritz Henneberger; Yasuhiko Arakawa, Editor(s)

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