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We report a polarization-independent widely tunable four-wave mixing wavelength converter using polarization diversity and broad-band orthogonal pumps in a single semiconductor optical amplifier. The conversion efficiency is nearly constant (less than 3-dB variation) over a 36-nm range with less than 0.34 dB polarization sensitivity. The power penalty at(More)
We report a tunable electron beam direct-write polymeric waveguide Bragg grating filter based on a negative tone epoxy, The waveguide filter, with a 5-mm-long first-order grating, exhibits a transmission peak of -27 dB and a 3-dB bandwidth of /spl sim/0.8 nm, and there is an excellent agreement between experimental data and simulation results. The(More)
The maximum possible shift in emission wavelength of a quantum-well (QW) intermixed distributed-feedback (DFB) laser as a function of degree of intermixing is studied. In a recent experiment, the wavelength shift of a QW intermixed DFB laser is around 13% of the bandgap blue shift. Our study indicates that if a smaller grating period is used, the wavelength(More)
Wavelength tuning in distributed-feedback (DFB) lasers using quantum-well intermixing is analyzed. A 0.42-nm tuning range is obtained when the bandgap is blue-shifted by 5.9 nm, and this value agrees well with the experimental value of 0.36 nm. The limitation of the tuning range is also discussed, and is because of the increase in carrier density that(More)
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