Chapter 3. Semiconductor Optical Amplifier Based Ultrafast Signal Processing Devices

  1. Hiroshi Ishikawa
  1. Hidemi Tsuchida1 and
  2. Shigeru Nakamura2

Published Online: 21 AUG 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470758694.ch3

Ultrafast All-Optical Signal Processing Devices

Ultrafast All-Optical Signal Processing Devices

How to Cite

Tsuchida, H. and Nakamura, S. (2008) Semiconductor Optical Amplifier Based Ultrafast Signal Processing Devices, in Ultrafast All-Optical Signal Processing Devices (ed H. Ishikawa), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470758694.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Ultrafast Photonic Devices Laboratory, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Ibaraki, Japan

Author Information

  1. 1

    Photonics Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Ibaraki, Japan

  2. 2

    Nano-electronics Research Laboratory, NEC Corporation, Ibaraki, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 AUG 2008
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470518205

Online ISBN: 9780470758694

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Keywords:

  • semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA);
  • semiconductor optical amplifier based devices;
  • ultrafast response using wavelength filter;
  • symmetric Mach–Zehnder (SMZ) configuration with SOA;
  • Symmetric Mach–Zehnder (SMZ) All-Optical Gate;
  • 3R operation and wavelength conversion;
  • DEMUX operation;
  • all-optical signal processing SOA

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Fundamentals of SOA

  • SOA as an Ultrafast Nonlinear Medium

  • Use of Ultrafast Response Component by Filtering

  • Symmetric Mach–Zehnder (SMZ) All-Optical Gate

  • Summary

  • References