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Wavelength conversion and switching of high speed data signals using semiconductor laser amplifiers

: Schnabel, R.; Pieper, W.; Ehrhardt, M.; Eiselt, M.; Weber, H.G.


Electronics Letters 29 (1993), No.23, pp.2047-8
ISSN: 0013-5194
Journal Article
Fraunhofer HHI ()
digital signals; laser beam applications; multiwave mixing; optical communication equipment; optical information processing; optical logic; semiconductor lasers; wavelength conversion; switching; high speed data signals; semiconductor laser amplifiers; nonlinear gain dynamics; ultrafast signal processing; switching characteristics; and gate; four-wave mixing; 18 Gbit/s; 30 ps

Nonlinear gain dynamics in semiconductor laser amplifiers enables ultrafast signal processing. Wavelength conversion of up to 18 Gbit/s data signals is demonstrated. The switching characteristics are applied to the operation of an AND gate for 30 ps pulses.