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Four-mode semiconductor optical amplifier
Author(s): He Wen; Yousef Alahmadi; Patrick LiKamwa; Cen Xia; Christian Carboni; Guifang Li
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Paper Abstract

We report the first demonstration of a four-mode semiconductor optical amplifier (FM-SOA), with strategically positioned quantum-well layers to provide modal-gain control with uniform electrical pumping. On-off gain of 11 dB was demonstrated for all four modes (E11, E12, E21 and E22). The difference in on-off gain among all four modes is less than 1 dB in the range of 2-11 dB without any deliberately pumping profile control. Particular challenges with FM-SOA that must be overcome in comparison with traditional single mode SOA are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9774, Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems V, 977406 (8 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2204942
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He Wen, Tianjin Univ. (China)
CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Yousef Alahmadi, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Patrick LiKamwa, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Cen Xia, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Christian Carboni, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Guifang Li, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Tianjin Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9774:
Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems V
Guifang Li; Xiang Zhou, Editor(s)

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