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Optical Fiber Communication Conference
San Diego, California United States
February 24-28, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-859-9
Quantum Dot Amplifiers and Other Novel Devices (OTuC)

Temperature Independent Optical Amplification in Uncooled Quantum Dot Optical Amplifiers

Haibo Wang, Eng Tin Aw, Mo Xia, Mark G. Thompson, Richard V. Penty, and Ian H. White

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1.3µm QD SOAs are shown to provide 19dB optical gain at temperatures up to 70°C, allowing <0.1dB system penalty at 10Gb/s. The gain is constant to within ±3.5dB dB from 20°C-70°C for 10nm spectral bandwidth.

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OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(230.4480) Optical devices : Optical amplifiers

H. Wang, E. T. Aw, M. Xia, M. G. Thompson, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, "Temperature Independent Optical Amplification in Uncooled Quantum Dot Optical Amplifiers," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OTuC2.

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