7 April 2004 Influence on SOA dynamic behaviors in presence of assist light at gain transparency
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Proceedings Volume 5445, Microwave and Optical Technology 2003; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.558484
Event: Microwave and Optical Technology 2003, 2003, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Abstract
We present the influence of an assist light beam injection at the gain transparency wavelength inside Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers (SOAs), which is proposed as a useful method to enhance the SOAs static and dynamic characteristics. Experimental static measurements demonstrate 4.6 dB improvement in saturation output power of SOA measured at -3 dB while maintaining a high level gain. A shorter gain recovery time is obtained which is essential for all-optical high bit-rate applications. Moreover, photodetection dynamic response shows an enlargement in the SOA photodetection bandwidth which implies a carrier lifetime reduction.
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Mohammad Amaya, Ammar Sharaiha, Thierry Rampone, "Influence on SOA dynamic behaviors in presence of assist light at gain transparency", Proc. SPIE 5445, Microwave and Optical Technology 2003, (7 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.558484; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.558484
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