The detrimental effect of gain dispersion on Raman amplification in silicon waveguides is studied by using a variational technique. The influences of finite gain and photogenerated free carriers are analyzed by introducing Rayleigh dissipation function.
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S. Roy and S. K. Bhadra, "Effects of Finite Gain Bandwidth on Raman Amplification in Silicon Waveguides," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JWA75.
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