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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2398–2403

Integral equation approach for the analysis of high-power semiconductor optical amplifiers

Young Jin Jung, Pilhan Kim, Jaehyoung Park, and Namkyoo Park  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 2398-2403 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.002398


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Abstract

For the first time, an integral equation approach for the numerical assessment of Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers (SOAs) is proposed. Performance comparisons between the suggested formulation and the traditional transfer matrix method are carried out in terms of the computation costs in solving the multi-wave mixing process in bidirectional, high-power SOAs. Computation efficiency improvement by more than an order of magnitude was observed with the proposed formulation, achieving better accuracy at equivalent spatial resolution.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: January 11, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2006
Published: March 20, 2006

Citation
Young Jin Jung, Pilhan Kim, Jaehyoung Park, and Namkyoo Park, "Integral equation approach for the analysis of high-power semiconductor optical amplifiers," Opt. Express 14, 2398-2403 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-6-2398


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