This paper provides current status and prospects of quantum-dot semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) as novel quantum-dot optical devices, and their comparison with bulk and quantum-well technology, covering the proposal of their promising features, subsequent experimental demonstrations, and the design of all-optical quantum-dot switching modules.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
M. Sugawara, "Quantum-Dot Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper ThO3.