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Building interactive high-bandwidth photonics simulation tools from first principles
Author(s): Jerome V. Moloney; Miroslav Kolesik; Marcelo Matus
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Paper Abstract

Semiconductor and fiber amplifiers and lasers are amongst the most complex and critically important components in most modern optical telecommunications systems. The ever increasing demand for bandwidth places severe constraints on component design. Active materials need to be accurately characterized in terms of their optical properties. In addition, realistic simulation tools must be capable of resolving the multi-THz bandwidths while providing a rapid turn around to the system designer. We will report on the implementation of an extremely efficient algorithm running within an object-oriented simulation environment. As an illustration, we will present results showing how a WDM-based semiconductor optical amplifier and a TDM Mach-Zehnder interferometer gate can be optimized using rigorously computed and experimentally validated semiconductor optical material properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 June 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4646, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices X, (12 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.470564
Show Author Affiliations
Jerome V. Moloney, Univ. of Arizona and Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Miroslav Kolesik, Univ. of Arizona and Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Marcelo Matus, Univ. of Arizona and Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4646:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices X
Peter Blood; Marek Osinski; Yasuhiko Arakawa, Editor(s)

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