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Demonstration of slow light in semiconductor optical amplifier
Author(s): Anoop C. Patil; Deepa Venkitesh; Karl Dexter; Prince Anandarajah; Liam P. Barry
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Paper Abstract

Slow light generation through four wave mixing is experimentally investigated in a non-linear semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA). The mechanism of slow-light generation is analyzed through gain saturation behavior of the SOA. The delay of the probe beam is controlled optically by pump-probe detuning. A delay of 260 ps is achieved for sinusoidal modulation at 0.5 GHz corresponding to a RF phase change of 0.26π.

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Date Published: 24 August 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8173, Photonics 2010: Tenth International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics, 817323 (24 August 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.897876
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Anoop C. Patil, National Institute of Technology (India)
Deepa Venkitesh, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)
Karl Dexter, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Prince Anandarajah, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Liam P. Barry, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8173:
Photonics 2010: Tenth International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics
Sunil K. Khijwania; Banshi D. Gupta; Bishnu P. Pal; Anurag Sharma, Editor(s)

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