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An adaptive stepsize controlled solver for the dynamic WDM semiconductor optical amplifier response
Author(s): C. Vagionas; Jan Bos
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Paper Abstract

A time-domain solver for the response of a Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA) relying on multigrid numerical techniques and a wideband steady state material gain coefficient is presented for the first time. Multigrid techniques enable the efficient solution of implicit time discretization schemes for the associated system of coupled differential equations, namely the carrier rate equation in the time domain and the signal amplification in the spatial domain, which in turn enable accuracy- instead of stability-restricted time-discretization of the signals. This allows lifting off the limitations of an equidistant spatio-temporal grid for the representation of the incoming signals adopted by traditional explicit SOA models, releasing an adaptive stepsize controlled solver for the dynamic SOA response with dense timesampling under a rapidly varying SOA signal output and scarce time-sampling when negligible changes are observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9134, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics VI, 91341T (2 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2051778
Show Author Affiliations
C. Vagionas, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Jan Bos, PhoeniX Software (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9134:
Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics VI
Krassimir Panajotov; Marc Sciamanna; Angel Valle; Rainer Michalzik, Editor(s)

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