Abstract

We report an experimental characterization of additive noise from a single-stage phase shifter based on slow and fast light propagation in a bulk semiconductor optical amplifier. We examine the influence of redshifted sideband suppression and optical input power on the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the detected signal. We conclude that in spite of the up to a 6 dB reduction in the detected noise, the SNR remains dominated by the decrease in the detected signal power.

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[CrossRef]

Öhman, F.

Palinginis, P.

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

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Sedgwick, F.

Shumakher, E.

S. Ó Dúill, E. Shumakher, and G. Eisenstein, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 679 (2009).
[CrossRef]

E. Shumakher, A. Willinger, R. Blit, D. Dahan, and G. Eisenstein, Opt. Express 14, 8540 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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A. Bogatov, P. Eliseev, and B. Sverdlov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 11, 510 (1975).
[CrossRef]

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van der Poel, M.

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Willinger, A.

Xue, W.

W. Xue, S. Sales, J. Mork, and J. Capmany, IEEE Photon. 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. Company, and J. Mørk, presented at the Slow and Fast Light Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 2009, paper SMB6.

Yvind, K.

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A. Bogatov, P. Eliseev, and B. Sverdlov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 11, 510 (1975).
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IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

S. Ó Dúill, R. F. O'Dowd, and G. Eisenstein, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 578 (2009).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

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

S. Ó Dúill, E. Shumakher, and G. Eisenstein, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 679 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, Nature 397, 594 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (2)

R. W. Boyd and D. J. Gauthier, in Progress in Optics, E.Wolf, ed. (Elsevier, 2002), Vol. 43, p. 497.
[CrossRef]

W. Xue, S. Sales, J. Company, and J. Mørk, presented at the Slow and Fast Light Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 2009, paper SMB6.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: PC, polarization controller; EDFA, erbium-doped fiber amplifier.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Schematic representation of red sideband suppression using the ONF. (b) Optical spectra at the output of the OBPF for different laser wavelengths.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Detected (solid curves) and original (dashed curves) PSDs of the 10 GHz signal.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Phase shift (first row), detected signal power (second row), and output SNR (third row) versus swept SOA bias current for four input optical powers to the SOA. (a)–(d) correspond to different degrees of filtering described in Fig. 2b.

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