The polarization anisotropy including polarization dependent gain (PDG) and frequency splitting in VCSOAs are measured. Measurements of the output polarization state show that the cause of this polarization anisotropy in VCSOAs is electro-optic birefringence.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
M. Sánchez, P. Wen, M. Gross, and S. Esener, " Electro-optic birefringence induced polarization anisotropy in vertical-cavity semiconductor optical amplifiers (VCSOAs)," in Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper ThB5.
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