Enhanced transmission of nonlinear optical loop mirrors using SOAs with robust transparency

J. M. Tang, P. S. Spencer, Paul Rees, K. A. Shore

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Abstract

Due to small net optical gain in Nonlinear Optical Loop Mirrors based on Transparent Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers (TSOA-NOLMs), a high pump pulse power is usually required to achieve a specific switching output energy. In this article, it is shown that calculations predict that long SOAs can be employed in TSOA-NOLMS to not only considerably reduce the pump power dependence of the transparency carrier density of the SOAs but also to significantly increase the transmission of the switches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages110-111
Number of pages2
Volume1
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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