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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.

Item type: Article
ID code: 38082
Keywords: photonics, all-optical gate , vertical microcavity , microcavities, Optics. Light, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
Department: Faculty of Science > Institute of Photonics
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    Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2012 16:32
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 15:18
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/38082

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