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

Massoubre, David and Fatome, J. and Pitois, S. and Millot, G. and Decobert, J. and Landreau, J. and 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). pp. 537-539. ISSN 0146-9592

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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.