Passive electrical circuits whose voltage and current equations are exactly equivalent to the small-signal rate equations of a semiconductor laser are derived to model an electrically modulated laser (verified to be the same as that given in the literature), an optically modulated laser (i.e., a laser used as an optical amplifier), and a multimode laser. These circuits offer a fast and efficient simulation tool with little computational complexity in which the small-signal assumption (i.e., small modulation range) is neither violated nor insufficient for the simulation.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 10, 1997
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 1998
Published: September 10, 1998
Osman Kibar, Daniel Van Blerkom, Chi Fan, Philippe J. Marchand, and Sadik C. Esener, "Small-signal-equivalent circuits for a semiconductor laser," Appl. Opt. 37, 6136-6139 (1998)