We investigated the characteristics of the photonic frequency-upconversion process in semiconductor optical amplifiers. We derived a simple analytical expression for the upconversion efficiency, and investigated its dependence on various parameters. We experimentally confirmed our results.
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Manuscript received September 23, 2002; revised November 6, 2002. This work was supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Korea through the National Research Laboratory Program. The authors are with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749, Korea (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/LPT.2003.809970 Fig. 1. Experimental setup for all-optical frequency-upconversion using SOA. TLS: tunable light source. ML: master laser. SL: slave laser. OC: optical circulator. In the experiment, f = 1 GHz and f = 25 GHz.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering