Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate enhanced slow and fast light by forced coherent population oscillations in a semiconductor optical amplifier at gigahertz frequencies. This approach is shown to rely on the interference between two different contributions. This opens up the possibility of conceiving a controllable rf phase shifter based on this setup.

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G. de Valicourt, D. Make, M. Lamponi, G. Duan, P. Chanclou, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 22, 191 (2010).
[CrossRef]

P. Berger, M. Alouini, J. Bourderionnet, F. Bretenaker, and D. Dolfi, Opt. Express 18, 685 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (6)

F. Arrieta-Yañez, S. Melle, O. G. Calderón, M. A. Antón, and F. Carreño, Phys. Rev. A 80, 011804 (2009).
[CrossRef]

P. Berger, J. Bourderionnet, M. Alouini, F. Bretenaker, and D. Dolfi, Opt. Express 17, 20584 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Shumakher, S. Duill, and G. Eisenstein, J. Lightwave Technol. 27, 4063 (2009).
[CrossRef]

W. Xue, S. Sales, J. Mørk, and J. Capmany, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 21, 167 (2009).
[CrossRef]

E. Shumakher, S. O. Dúill, and G. Eisenstein, Opt. Lett. 34, 1940 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. A. Anton, F. Carreno, O. G. Calderon, S. Melle, and F. Arrieta-Yanez, J. Phys. B 42, 095403 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

2002 (1)

Alouini, M.

Anton, M. A.

M. A. Anton, F. Carreno, O. G. Calderon, S. Melle, and F. Arrieta-Yanez, J. Phys. B 42, 095403 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Antón, M. A.

F. Arrieta-Yañez, S. Melle, O. G. Calderón, M. A. Antón, and F. Carreño, Phys. Rev. A 80, 011804 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Arrieta-Yanez, F.

M. A. Anton, F. Carreno, O. G. Calderon, S. Melle, and F. Arrieta-Yanez, J. Phys. B 42, 095403 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Arrieta-Yañez, F.

F. Arrieta-Yañez, S. Melle, O. G. Calderón, M. A. Antón, and F. Carreño, Phys. Rev. A 80, 011804 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Berger, P.

Bourderionnet, J.

Brenot, R.

G. de Valicourt, D. Make, M. Lamponi, G. Duan, P. Chanclou, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 22, 191 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Bretenaker, F.

Calderon, O. G.

M. A. Anton, F. Carreno, O. G. Calderon, S. Melle, and F. Arrieta-Yanez, J. Phys. B 42, 095403 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Calderón, O. G.

F. Arrieta-Yañez, S. Melle, O. G. Calderón, M. A. Antón, and F. Carreño, Phys. Rev. A 80, 011804 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Capmany, J.

W. Xue, S. Sales, J. Mørk, and J. Capmany, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 21, 167 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Capmany, S. Sales, D. Pastor, and B. Ortega, Opt. Express 10, 183 (2002).
[PubMed]

W. Xue, S. Sales, J. Capmany, and J. Mørk, in Slow and Fast Light Topical Meeting (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper SMB6.

Carreno, F.

M. A. Anton, F. Carreno, O. G. Calderon, S. Melle, and F. Arrieta-Yanez, J. Phys. B 42, 095403 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Carreño, F.

F. Arrieta-Yañez, S. Melle, O. G. Calderón, M. A. Antón, and F. Carreño, Phys. Rev. A 80, 011804 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Chanclou, P.

G. de Valicourt, D. Make, M. Lamponi, G. Duan, P. Chanclou, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 22, 191 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y.

de Valicourt, G.

G. de Valicourt, D. Make, M. Lamponi, G. Duan, P. Chanclou, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 22, 191 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Dolfi, D.

Duan, G.

G. de Valicourt, D. Make, M. Lamponi, G. Duan, P. Chanclou, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 22, 191 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Duill, S.

Dúill, S. O.

Eisenstein, G.

Lamponi, M.

G. de Valicourt, D. Make, M. Lamponi, G. Duan, P. Chanclou, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 22, 191 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Make, D.

G. de Valicourt, D. Make, M. Lamponi, G. Duan, P. Chanclou, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 22, 191 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Melle, S.

F. Arrieta-Yañez, S. Melle, O. G. Calderón, M. A. Antón, and F. Carreño, Phys. Rev. A 80, 011804 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Anton, F. Carreno, O. G. Calderon, S. Melle, and F. Arrieta-Yanez, J. Phys. B 42, 095403 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Mørk, J.

W. Xue, S. Sales, J. Mørk, and J. Capmany, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 21, 167 (2009).
[CrossRef]

W. Xue, Y. Chen, F. Öhman, S. Sales, and J. Mørk, Opt. Lett. 33, 1084 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Xue, S. Sales, J. Capmany, and J. Mørk, in Slow and Fast Light Topical Meeting (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper SMB6.

Öhman, F.

Ortega, B.

Pastor, D.

Sales, S.

W. Xue, S. Sales, J. Mørk, and J. Capmany, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 21, 167 (2009).
[CrossRef]

W. Xue, Y. Chen, F. Öhman, S. Sales, and J. Mørk, Opt. Lett. 33, 1084 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Capmany, S. Sales, D. Pastor, and B. Ortega, Opt. Express 10, 183 (2002).
[PubMed]

W. Xue, S. Sales, J. Capmany, and J. Mørk, in Slow and Fast Light Topical Meeting (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper SMB6.

Shumakher, E.

Xue, W.

W. Xue, S. Sales, J. Mørk, and J. Capmany, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 21, 167 (2009).
[CrossRef]

W. Xue, Y. Chen, F. Öhman, S. Sales, and J. Mørk, Opt. Lett. 33, 1084 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Xue, S. Sales, J. Capmany, and J. Mørk, in Slow and Fast Light Topical Meeting (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper SMB6.

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. (2)

W. Xue, S. Sales, J. Mørk, and J. Capmany, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 21, 167 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. de Valicourt, D. Make, M. Lamponi, G. Duan, P. Chanclou, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 22, 191 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

J. Phys. B (1)

M. A. Anton, F. Carreno, O. G. Calderon, S. Melle, and F. Arrieta-Yanez, J. Phys. B 42, 095403 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

F. Arrieta-Yañez, S. Melle, O. G. Calderón, M. A. Antón, and F. Carreño, Phys. Rev. A 80, 011804 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

W. Xue, S. Sales, J. Capmany, and J. Mørk, in Slow and Fast Light Topical Meeting (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper SMB6.

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Gain and phase of the major contributions. (b) Resulting rf gain and phase shift for different phase differences ϕ between the two modulating signals.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Experimental setup: the rf signal generated by the VNA is divided by an rf power splitter. It is fed to the SOA current through a bias tee after a variable attenuator and is used to modulate the optical power through a Mach–Zehnder modulator (MZM). The photodetector restitutes the rf signal from the modulated optical signal that has traveled through the reflective SOA (RSOA) and the optical circulator. (b) Example of the use of our setup as a variable phase shifter. (c) Measurements of forced coherent population oscillations: rf gain (left) and phase shift (right) induced by the RSOA when the cw injection current is set to 80 mA . The different plots are obtained by varying the rf attenuation at the entrance of the SOA, that is, by varying the modulation depth of the injected current. The dashed black curve corresponds to the response of the SOA without any current modulation (standard CPO).

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