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Wavelength tuneable pulse monitoring using a Two-Photon-Absorption microcavity

Bondarczuk, Krzysztof and Maguire, Paul J. and Barry, Liam P. and O'Dowd, John and Guo, Wei Hua and Lynch, Michael and Bradley, Ann Louise and Donegan, John Francis (2007) Wavelength tuneable pulse monitoring using a Two-Photon-Absorption microcavity. In: CLEOE-IQEC 2007 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the International Quantum Electronics Conference, 17-22 June 2007, Munich, Germany.

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Abstract

Two Photon Absorption (TPA) is a non-linear optical-to-electrical conversion process that can be significantly enhanced by placing the active region within a resonance microcavity. The experiment confirmed the potential use of the microcavity structure for monitoring a single channel in multi-wavelength systems. The cavity can be designed for different applications depending on desired resonance width or cavity life time allowing the contrast ratio to be further improved. Due to the possibility of tuning the resonance wavelength by cavity tilting, a single device can be used to monitor a number of WDM channels without the need for additional optical filters.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Subjects:Engineering > Optical communication
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Electronic Engineering
Research Initiatives and Centres > Research Institute for Networks and Communications Engineering (RINCE)
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-IQEC.2007.4386141
Copyright Information:©2007 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
ID Code:2306
Deposited On:16 Jan 2009 11:14 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 05 Mar 2009 14:27

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