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New gain parameterization for fast semiconductor optical amplifier model
Author(s): Pascal Lemieux; Walid Mathlouthi; Massimilano Salsi; Leslie A. Rusch; Armando Vannucci; Alberto Bononi
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Paper Abstract

Numerical simulations of semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) often are time consuming. Making simplifying assumptions, we obtain a fast model based on the reservoir, representing the total number of useful carriers. In this paper, we explain how this model is developed and how the gain is parameterized. We demonstrate that the scattering losses, dropped in the derivation of the reservoir model, can be re-introduced by applying a simple transformation to the gain coefficient. In this way, the accuracy of the model is greatly increased, but its level of complexity remains low.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6343, Photonics North 2006, 634342 (8 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.707921
Show Author Affiliations
Pascal Lemieux, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Walid Mathlouthi, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Massimilano Salsi, Univ. degli Studi di Parma (Italy)
Leslie A. Rusch, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Armando Vannucci, Univ. degli Studi di Parma (Italy)
Alberto Bononi, Univ. degli Studi di Parma (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6343:
Photonics North 2006
Pierre Mathieu, Editor(s)

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