Dynamic Switching of High Powered Picosecond Pulses from a Quantum Dot Mode-locked Laser Diode using an Integrated Quantum Dot Switch

Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Wang, H.; Rae, A. R.; Thompson, M. G.; Penty, R. V.; White, I. H. (Photonic Systems Group, University of Cambridge, 9 JJ Thompson Ave., United Kingdom)
Kovsh, A. R. (Innolume GmbH, Dortmund, Germany)

An integrated quantum-dot switch is presented exhibiting on-chip gain of 19dB and saturation powers in excess of 13dB. Dynamic switching of 10ps, 5ps and 1ps pulses is presented with peak powers in excess of 170mW.