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Amplified spontaneous emission effects in bulk and quantum well semiconductor laser amplifiers
Author(s): Weng W. Chow; Richard R. Craig
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Paper Abstract

We investigated the effects of increasing excitation on the performance of semiconductor laser amplifiers. Amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) is a limitation to the power scaling of these devices. A Rigrod analysis is used to study the effects of ASE on the gain, signal-to-noise ratio and efficiency for different values of injection current, facet reflectivity and input laser intensity. Comparisons are made between bulk and quantum well gain media.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 1216, Nonlinear Optical Materials and Devices for Photonic Switching, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18120
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Weng W. Chow, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Richard R. Craig, Spectra Diode (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1216:
Nonlinear Optical Materials and Devices for Photonic Switching
Nasser Peyghambarian, Editor(s)

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