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A new technique for the estimation of optical bandwidth of semiconductor laser amplifiers
Author(s): Abid Karim
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Paper Abstract

Semiconductor laser amplifier (SLA) based technology is an enabling technology for advanced optical networks. The potential for large-scale integration of SLA technology offers economical, high-performance devices that combine monolithic and hybrid solutions. Using SLAs, various devices can be built with enhanced functionalities as required for future optical networks. In a SLA, amplification of incident optical radiation takes place in the active layer along the length of an amplifier. However, frequency response of input signal (which can be amplified by a SLA), depends upon the available bandwidth. In this paper, a new analytical technique is outlined for bandwidth measurement of a SLA. This technique is based on measurement of saturation power and input power coupled in the active layer of SLA and is successfully applied to calculate the bandwidth of FP and near traveling wave (NTW) SLAs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5644, Optoelectronic Devices and Integration, (17 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.576661
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Abid Karim, NED Univ. of Engineering and Technology (Pakistan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5644:
Optoelectronic Devices and Integration
Hai Ming; Xuping Zhang; Maggie Yihong Chen, Editor(s)

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