Optical bistability and nonlinear gain in a 1550 nm-vertical cavity Semiconductor optical amplifier (VCSOA) with high on-off contrast ratio

A. Hurtado, I. D. Henning, M. J. Adams

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Abstract

This paper reports on the experimental observation of power and wavelength optical bistability (OB) and nonlinear gain in a 1550 nm- vertical cavity semiconductor optical amplifier (VCSOA) biased just below threshold and operated in reflection. Two different shapes of power and wavelength OB and nonlinear gain, anticlockwise and clockwise, have been experimentally observed, both with high on-off contrast ratio.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLasers and Electro-Optics, 2007 and the International Quantum Electronics Conference. CLEOE-IQEC 2007.
Number of pages1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event2007 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO - Munich, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Jun 200722 Jun 2007

Conference

Conference2007 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityMunich
Period17/06/0722/06/07

Keywords

  • amplification
  • nonlinear optics
  • optical bistability
  • semiconductor optical amplifiers
  • wavelength measurement
  • nonlinear optical devices
  • vertical cavity semiconductor optical amplifier

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