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Experimental investigation on slow light via four-wave mixing in semiconductor optical amplifiers
Author(s): Yin Zhang; Xin-liang Zhang; Xi Huang
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Paper Abstract

Optical buffer is a key component in all-optical information processing systems. Slow light at room temperature via four-wave mixing in semiconductor an optical amplifier (SOA) is experimentally investigated. Time delay of 0.4 ns is achieved for a sinusoidal modulation signal at 0.1GHz, corresponding to a delay-bandwidth product (DBP) of 0.04. Factors that affect the experimental results are discussed. It is found out that the variable optical delay via four-wave mixing in SOA can be controlled either electrically by changing the SOA bias, or optically by varying the pump power or pump-probe detuning.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7279, Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2008: Optoelectronic Devices and Integration, 72791T (19 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.823345
Show Author Affiliations
Yin Zhang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Xin-liang Zhang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Xi Huang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7279:
Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2008: Optoelectronic Devices and Integration
Liming Zhang; Michael J. O'Mahony, Editor(s)

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