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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 4 — Feb. 20, 2006
  • pp: 1626–1631

Black-box model for the complete characterization of the spectral gain and noise in semiconductor optical amplifiers

Cristiano M. Gallep, Andrés A. Rieznik, Hugo Fragnito, Newton C. Frateschi, and Evandro Conforti  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 1626-1631 (2006)

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A Black Box Model for the quick complete characterization of the optical gain and amplified spontaneous emission noise in Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers is presented and verified experimentally. This model provides good accuracy, even neglecting third order terms in the spectral gain shift, and can provide cost reduction in SOA characterization and design as well as provide simple algorithms for hybrid integration in-package control.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

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Original Manuscript: October 28, 2005
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: February 13, 2006
Published: February 20, 2006

Cristiano Gallep, Andrés Rieznik, Hugo Fragnito, Newton Frateschi, and Evandro Conforti, "Black-box model for the complete characterization of the spectral gain and noise in semiconductor optical amplifiers," Opt. Express 14, 1626-1631 (2006)

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