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Fabrication of traveling-wave semiconductor optical amplifiers for optical switching applications
Author(s): Daniel Xiaoxing Zhu; Serge Dubovitsky; William H. Steier; Denis Tishinin; Paul Daniel Dapkus; Kushant Uppal
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Paper Abstract

High quality traveling-wave semiconductor optical amplifiers were designed and fabricated for all-optical switching applications. We obtained 21 dB small signal gain with 0.16 dB gain ripple. Measured residual reflectivity was 5 X 10-5 and the 3-dB gain bandwidth as wide as 70 nm. Our results show careful wavelength selection is required in order to match the amplifiers gain peak wavelength to the desired operating wavelength of the optical switches.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3491, 1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications, (4 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328739
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel Xiaoxing Zhu, Ciena Corp. (United States)
Serge Dubovitsky, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
William H. Steier, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Denis Tishinin, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Paul Daniel Dapkus, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Kushant Uppal, SDL Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3491:
1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications
George A. Lampropoulos; Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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