Quantum-Dot Semiconductor Optical Booster Amplifier with Ultrafast Gain Recovery for Pattern-Effect Free Amplification of 80 Gb/s RZ-OOK Data Signals

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Schmidt-Langhorst, C.; Ludwig, R.; Schubert, C. (Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Einsteinufer 37, 10587 Berlin, Germany)
Meuer, C.; Bimberg, D. (Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Festkörperphysik, Hardenbergstr. 36, 10623 Berlin, Germany)
Puris, D.; Petermann, K. (Technische Universität Berlin, Fachgebiet Hochfrequenztechnik/Photonics, Einsteinufer 25, 10587 Berlin, Germany)
Bonk, R.; Vallaitis, T.; Leuthold, J. (University of Karlsruhe, Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics, Engesserstr. 5, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany)

We present an InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot semiconductor amplifier with a 90%-10% nonlinear gain recovery time of only 16 ps which enables pattern-effect free amplification of 80 Gb/s RZ-OOK data signals with only 0.3 dB BER penalty.