Optical impulse response of semiconductor optical amplifiers in a counter-propagation Mach-Zehnder switch

D. Zhou, Ivan Glesk, P.R. Prucnal

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Abstract

Counter propagating control and signal pulse interactions exist in many important optical components in fiber optical communication networks and ultra-fast signal processing systems employing semiconductor optical amplifiers. Challenges facing this particular interaction configuration are considered analytically. Signal pulse propagation is studied by solving its traveling-wave equation under a perturbation approximation with the control pulse arriving at the opposite side of the semiconductor optical amplifier. The derived analytical expressions of optical impulse response clearly elucidate the physics involved in counter-propagating configurations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonics in Switching
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherOptical Society of America
Pages144-151
Number of pages8
Volume32
ISBN (Print)1557525900
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Publication series

NameOSA Trends in Optics and Photonics
PublisherOptical Society of America

Keywords

  • fiber optics and optical communications
  • optoelectronics
  • ultrafast optics
  • semiconductor optical amplifiers

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