All-optical extinction-ratio enhancement of a 160 GHz pulse train by a saturable-absorber vertical microcavity

David Massoubre, J. Fatome, S. Pitois, G. Millot, J. Decobert, J. Landreau, J.L. Oudar

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Abstract

A vertical-access passive all-optical gate has been used to improve the extinction ratio of a 160 GHz picosecond pulse train at 1555 nm. An extinction ratio enhancement of 6 dB is observed within an 8 nm bandwidth. Such a device is a promising candidate for low-cost all optical reamplication and reshaping (2R) regeneration at 160 Gbits/s.
LanguageEnglish
Pages537-539
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2006

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  • photonics
  • all-optical gate
  • vertical microcavity
  • microcavities

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Massoubre, D., Fatome, J., Pitois, S., Millot, G., Decobert, J., Landreau, J., & Oudar, J. L. (2006). All-optical extinction-ratio enhancement of a 160 GHz pulse train by a saturable-absorber vertical microcavity. Optics Letters, 31(4), 537-539. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000537
Massoubre, David ; Fatome, J. ; Pitois, S. ; Millot, G. ; Decobert, J. ; Landreau, J. ; Oudar, J.L. / All-optical extinction-ratio enhancement of a 160 GHz pulse train by a saturable-absorber vertical microcavity. In: Optics Letters. 2006 ; Vol. 31, No. 4. pp. 537-539.
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Massoubre, D, Fatome, J, Pitois, S, Millot, G, Decobert, J, Landreau, J & Oudar, JL 2006, 'All-optical extinction-ratio enhancement of a 160 GHz pulse train by a saturable-absorber vertical microcavity' Optics Letters, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 537-539. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000537

All-optical extinction-ratio enhancement of a 160 GHz pulse train by a saturable-absorber vertical microcavity. / Massoubre, David; Fatome, J.; Pitois, S.; Millot, G.; Decobert, J.; Landreau, J.; Oudar, J.L.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 31, No. 4, 15.02.2006, p. 537-539.

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