A pulse compression scheme based on a semiconductor optical amplifier -(SOA)based Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) is proposed. It is independent of the initial chirp of the pulses, provides amplification, and can potentially be integrated with a simple pulse source. Experimental demonstration of the scheme is presented. The principle of pulse compression in a MZI was described through simulations, which showed good agreement with experimental results.
|Title of host publication||Proc. of LEOS Annual Meeting 2004|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||17th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society - Puerto Rico, United States|
Duration: 8 Nov 2004 → 9 Nov 2004
|Conference||17th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society|
|Period||08/11/2004 → 09/11/2004|