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Numerical simulation of slow light in the semiconductor optical amplifier
Author(s): Zhaoying Wang; Miaomiao Hu; Dongfang Jia; Tianxin Yang
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Paper Abstract

Optoelectronic technology played a pivotal role in the unprecedented information revolution in the past two decades. One of the remaining grand challenges is the ability to store an optical signal in optical format. So slowing down the velocity of light have recently attracted substantial interest. In various mechanisms of slow light generation, semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) attracts much attention because it offers the advantage of compactness, room temperature operation, electric-optical controllable and easy integration with existing optical communication systems. In this paper, slow light generation in SOA using four wave mixing (FWM) effect is analyzed. The dynamic changes of the signal light time delay with the outside controllable parameters, such as the injection current into SOA, the pump light power, the detuning frequency between pump light and signal light, are numerically solved on the basis of the theory of refractive modulation-index and the sub-sections model of SOA. This method has the advantage of accurate simulated results and providing the explicit relationships between the controllable parameters with the signal light time delay for the practical experiment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 December 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7851, Information Optics and Optical Data Storage, 78510U (2 December 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.869710
Show Author Affiliations
Zhaoying Wang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Miaomiao Hu, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Dongfang Jia, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Tianxin Yang, Tianjin Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7851:
Information Optics and Optical Data Storage
Feijun Song; Shiquan Tao; Francis T. S. Yu; Suganda Jutamulia; Kees A. Schouhamer Immink; Keiji Shono, Editor(s)

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