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Propagation of polarized waves in semiconductor laser amplifiers
Author(s): Taco D. Visser; Daan Lenstra; Hans Blok; A. Fasolino
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Paper Abstract

We study the wave propagation through a semiconductor optical amplifier. It is investigated how the anisotropy caused by the quantum wells and the waveguiding together determine the polarization sensitivity of the amplification. We also analyze how the tensile strain in the quantum well can be optimized such that the resulting amplifier operates independent of the state of polarization of the incident field. The promising properties of non-(001) grown quantum wells are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3283, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VI, (7 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316719
Show Author Affiliations
Taco D. Visser, Vrije Univ. (Netherlands)
Daan Lenstra, Vrije Univ. (Netherlands)
Hans Blok, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
A. Fasolino, Univ. of Nijmegen (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3283:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VI
Marek Osinski; Peter Blood; Akira Ishibashi, Editor(s)

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