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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 21 — Oct. 20, 2003
  • pp: 2689–2696

Rate Equations for modeling dispersive nonlinearity in Fabry-Perot semiconductor optical amplifiers

Michael D. Sánchez, Pengyue Wen, Matthias Gross, and Sadik C. Esener  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 21, pp. 2689-2696 (2003)

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We model the non-linear gain characteristics of a Fabry-Perot semiconductor optical amplifier using a modified photon density rate equation. Good agreement is found with experimental results, with the simulation accurately reproducing all the major characteristics of the amplifier. To our knowledge, this is the first calculation using only the rate equations that accurately predicts the gain and nonlinear behavior of FPSOAs.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(270.3430) Quantum optics : Laser theory

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Original Manuscript: September 3, 2003
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2003
Published: October 20, 2003

Michael Sánchez, Pengyue Wen, Matthias Gross, and Sadik Esener, "Rate Equations for modeling dispersive nonlinearity in Fabry-Perot semiconductor optical amplifiers," Opt. Express 11, 2689-2696 (2003)

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