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Gain spectrum and saturation characteristics of two-segment semiconductor optical amplifier
Author(s): Lirong Huang; Shenghui Yu; Dexiu Huang
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Paper Abstract

Two-segment semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) is proposed and studied to manipulate the gain and saturation characteristics of SOA; this kind of SOA is separated into two segments that are electrically insulated from each other by two split electrodes; the two segments share the same active region and other internal structure. By changing the injection current density of the front segment or back segment, the saturation output power, bandwidth and gain compression can be easily controlled. Therefore it is convenient for SOA to meet various application requirements in optics communication.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7135, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices III, 71352C (18 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.804168
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Lirong Huang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Shenghui Yu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Dexiu Huang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7135:
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices III
Yi Luo; Jens Buus; Fumio Koyama; Yu-Hwa Lo, Editor(s)

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