24 May 2005 Multiwavelength pulse amplification gain dynamics of a semiconductor optical amplifier
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The gain dynamics of a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) are studied for the amplification of long, short and multiwavelength pulses from an external cavity semiconductor mode-locked laser. Nonlinear effects such as carrier heating and cooling, four wave mixing, and self phase modulation are observed, and it is shown how the inherent chirp of semiconductor mode-locked laser pulses helps to avoid these nonlinear effects.
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Luis C. Archundia, Bojan Resan, Peter J. Delfyett, "Multiwavelength pulse amplification gain dynamics of a semiconductor optical amplifier", Proc. SPIE 5814, Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications, (24 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.606784; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.606784
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