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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 2 — Jan. 18, 2010
  • pp: 685–693

Dynamic saturation in semiconductor optical amplifiers: accurate model, role of carrier density, and slow light

Perrine Berger, Mehdi Alouini, Jérôfme Bourderionnet, Fabien Bretenaker, and Daniel Dolfi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 685-693 (2010)

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We developed an improved model in order to predict the RF behavior and the slow light properties of the SOA valid for any experimental conditions. It takes into account the dynamic saturation of the SOA, which can be fully characterized by a simple measurement, and only relies on material fitting parameters, independent of the optical intensity and the injected current. The present model is validated by showing a good agreement with experiments for small and large modulation indices.

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OCIS Codes
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Slow and Fast Light

Original Manuscript: September 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2009
Published: January 5, 2010

Perrine Berger, Mehdi Alouini, Jérôme Bourderionnet, Fabien Bretenaker, and Daniel Dolfi, "Dynamic saturation in semiconductor optical amplifiers: accurate model, role of carrier density, and slow light," Opt. Express 18, 685-693 (2010)

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