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Four-wave mixing in a semiconductor optical amplifier
Author(s): Chiming Wu; Honglei Fan; Niloy K. Dutta; Uziel Koren; C. H. Chen; Alfonso B. Piccirilli
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Paper Abstract

We have performed four wave mixing (FWM) measurements on a 2-section semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) using CW and pulsed pump and probe beams. The FWM efficiency depends on the input pump power, the gain of the 2-section SOA and the wavelength separation between the pump and probe beams. A -19.1 dBm FWM signal power from the amplifier is achieved when the wavelength difference between the pump and probe beams is 2.5 nm. The pulse amplitude and pulse width of the FWM signal under the condition when the FWM signal is generated using pulsed pump and probe beams has been measured and analyzed. The results of the analysis are in agreement with the experimental data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3626, Testing, Packaging, Reliability, and Applications of Semiconductor Lasers IV, (14 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.345426
Show Author Affiliations
Chiming Wu, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Honglei Fan, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Niloy K. Dutta, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Uziel Koren, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
C. H. Chen, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Alfonso B. Piccirilli, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3626:
Testing, Packaging, Reliability, and Applications of Semiconductor Lasers IV
Mahmoud Fallahi; S. C. Wang; Mahmoud Fallahi; Kurt J. Linden; S. C. Wang, Editor(s)

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