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Time-to-space conversion of Tbits/s optical pulses using a self-organized quantum-well material

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5 Author(s)
Ishi, Junko ; Department of Physics, Sophia University, 7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan ; Kunugita, H. ; Ema, K. ; Ban, T.
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We report a time-to-space conversion technique using a material which has a large χ(3)(≃10-6esu) and a fast response time (≪7 ps) at room temperature. The material is a self-organized quantum-well system consisting of inorganic well layers and organic barrier layers. We achieve a high conversion sensitivity even for nJ-order optical pulses. We demonstrate serial-to-parallel conversion of nJ-order Tbits/s signals at room temperature with conversion rates of 140 GHz. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.

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Applied Physics Letters  (Volume:77 ,  Issue: 22 )