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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 12 — Jun. 9, 2008
  • pp: 8641–8648

Polarization dependence of non-linear gain compression factor in semiconductor optical amplifier

Severine Philippe, A. Louise Bradley, Ramon Maldonado-Basilio, Frederic Surre, Brendan F. Kennedy, Pascal Landais, and Horacio Soto-Ortiz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 12, pp. 8641-8648 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.008641


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Abstract

We investigate the power and the polarization dependence of the intraband dynamics in a bulk semiconductor optical amplifier using both a 2.5-ps pump-probe experimental set-up in contra-propagation and a theoretical model. Our model is based on the rate equations and takes into account the polarization dependence of the gain. By comparing experimental and computational results we are able to highlight the dependences of the intraband dynamics and to extract the non-linear gain compression factor as a function of both pulse energy and polarization of the injected pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: April 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 1, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 12, 2008
Published: May 28, 2008

Citation
Severine Philippe, A. Louise Bradley, Ramon Maldonado-Basilio, Frederic Surre, Brendan F. Kennedy, Pascal Landais, and Horacio Soto-Ortiz, "Polarization dependence of non-linear gain compression factor in semiconductor optical amplifier," Opt. Express 16, 8641-8648 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-8641


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