Bringing High-Performance GaInNAsSb/GaAs SOAs to True Data Applications

Giannis Giannoulis, Ville-Markus Korpijärvi, Nikos Iliadis, Jaakko Mäkelä, Jukka Viheriälä, Dimitrios Apostolopoulos, Mircea Guina, Hercules Avramopoulos

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    We experimentally demonstrate the high-speed data processing capabilities of a GaInNAsSb semiconductor optical amplifier operating at 1.55 μm. The investigated structure exhibits good thermal characteristics and fast gain dynamics with 10%-90% recovery time of 55 ps. Successful wavelength conversion of 10-Gb/s signals is reported. A maximum power penalty of <2.4 dB for return to zero formatting and of 1.9 dB for nonreturn to zero is demonstrated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number7113825
    Pages (from-to)1691-1694
    Number of pages4
    JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
    Issue number16
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2015
    Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • dilute nitrides
    • Photonic integration
    • semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)
    • wavelength conversion

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 2

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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