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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2002
  • pp: 1625–1627

Carrier recovery time in semiconductor optical amplifiers that employ holding beams

Martin T. Hill, E. Tangdiongga, H. de Waardt, G. D. Khoe, and H. J. S. Dorren  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 18, pp. 1625-1627 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.001625


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Abstract

An analytical expression for the carrier recovery time in semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) that employ holding beams is presented. The amplifier model from which the expression is derived assumes a uniform carrier density along the SOA's length and that the signal and the holding beams both receive amplification. Simulations and experiments show that the expression predicts the recovery time well over a wide range of amplifier gains, holding beam powers, and configurations.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

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Martin T. Hill, E. Tangdiongga, H. de Waardt, G. D. Khoe, and H. J. S. Dorren, "Carrier recovery time in semiconductor optical amplifiers that employ holding beams," Opt. Lett. 27, 1625-1627 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-18-1625


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