The small change in the gain of a semiconductor optical amplifier during degradation is clarified under high carrier injection conditions. The decrease in gain is estimated to be 5 % under 10^5 hours of operation.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
H. Mawatari, F. Ichikawa, K. Kasaya, H. Ishii, H. Oohashi, and Y. Tohmori, "Reliability of a Semiconductor Optical Amplifier under High Carrier Injection Operation," in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper WA3.
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