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All-optical clock division with mode-locked figure-eight laser based on the slow carrier recovery rate in semiconductor optical amplifier

Glesk, I. (2002) All-optical clock division with mode-locked figure-eight laser based on the slow carrier recovery rate in semiconductor optical amplifier. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 14 (3). pp. 402-404. ISSN 1041-1135

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Abstract

With a mode-locked figure-eight laser, we demonstrate the clock division operation using a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) with a slow carrier recovery rate. We show stable clock division at 2.5 GHz and two output states at half the repetition rate of the 10 GHz input pulses. The forming pulses in the laser cavity will interact with each other at the onset of mode locking when the SOA in the laser has a relatively slow carrier recovery rate. A numerical model of the laser is built to simulate the generation of clock division.

Item type: Article
ID code: 37220
Keywords: optical modulation , stimulated emission, optical pulses, semiconductor lasers, semiconductor optical amplifiers, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2012 12:24
    Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 11:45
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/37220

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