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Self-consistent numerical modeling of gain and amplified spontaneous emission in semiconductor optical amplifiers
Author(s): Jean Francois Palmier; Nicolas Trenado; Beatrice Dagens; V. Lapere
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Paper Abstract

A numerical simulation of Semiconductor Optical amplifiers is proposed, which self-consistently solves the vertical transport and the bidirectional propagation for both coherent signals and amplified spontaneous emission. A realistic account of taper sections is obtained in deriving the confinement factor in all component sections. Microscopic equations are used, as far as possible, for both gain and spontaneous emission rates. With few adjustable parameters we nevertheless obtain a good fit to experimental data which remains stable with geometry and active material changes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4986, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XI, (25 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.483609
Show Author Affiliations
Jean Francois Palmier, Consultant (France)
Nicolas Trenado, OPTO+ Alcatel Research and Innovation (France)
Beatrice Dagens, OPTO+ Alcatel Research and Innovation (France)
V. Lapere, OPTO+ Alcatel Research and Innovation (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4986:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XI
Marek Osinski; Hiroshi Amano; Peter Blood, Editor(s)

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