Abstract

Passive electrical circuits whose voltage and current equations are exactly equivalent to the small-signal rate equations of a semiconductor laser are derived to model an electrically modulated laser (verified to be the same as that given in the literature), an optically modulated laser (i.e., a laser used as an optical amplifier), and a multimode laser. These circuits offer a fast and efficient simulation tool with little computational complexity in which the small-signal assumption (i.e., small modulation range) is neither violated nor insufficient for the simulation.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

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