Sub-picosecond pulse distortion in an InGaAsP optical amplifier

Francis Pascal Romstad, Paola Borri, Svend Bischoff, Jesper Mørk, Wolfgang Langbein, Jørn Märcher Hvam

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Abstract

We observe strong distortion of -150 fs pulses after propagation through a semiconductor optical amplifier. Both pulse narrowing and breakup is seen. The distortion is due to the interplay of the Kerr non-linearity and gain dispersion and is important for the use of SOAs in ultrafast signal processing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECOC'99 Technical Digest II
Place of PublicationNice
Publication date1999
Pages28-29
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event25th European Conference on Optical Communication - Nice, France
Duration: 26 Sep 199930 Sep 1999
Conference number: 25

Conference

Conference25th European Conference on Optical Communication
Number25
CountryFrance
CityNice
Period26/09/199930/09/1999

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