Abstract

An advanced time-domain dynamical model for the investigation of semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) is presented. The model accounts for the ultrafast gain dynamics, the gain saturation and the gain spectral profile. It is also suitable for analyzing the amplifier in a system environment. As an example the model is used to investigate the gain dynamics of an SOA as well as the characteristics of an interferometer switch semiconductor laser amplifier in a loop mirror (SLALOM). Good agreement between modeling and experiment is shown. The model can be applied to the investigation of other optically time-division multiplexed (OTDM) applications, too.

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  1. M. Eiselt, W. Pieper, and H. G. Weber, "SLALOM: Semiconductor laser amplifier in a loop mirror," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 13, pp. 2099-2112, Oct. 1995.
  2. T. Durhuus, B. Mikkelsen, and K. E. Stubkjaer, "Detailed dynamic model for semiconductor optical amplifiers and their crosstalk and intermodulation distortion," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 10, pp. 1056-1065, Aug. 1992.
  3. J. M. Tang, P. S. Spencer, and K. A. Shore, "Influence of fast gain depletion on the dynamic response of TOAD's," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 16, pp. 86-90, Jan. 1998.

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M. Eiselt, W. Pieper, and H. G. Weber, "SLALOM: Semiconductor laser amplifier in a loop mirror," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 13, pp. 2099-2112, Oct. 1995.

T. Durhuus, B. Mikkelsen, and K. E. Stubkjaer, "Detailed dynamic model for semiconductor optical amplifiers and their crosstalk and intermodulation distortion," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 10, pp. 1056-1065, Aug. 1992.

J. M. Tang, P. S. Spencer, and K. A. Shore, "Influence of fast gain depletion on the dynamic response of TOAD's," J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 16, pp. 86-90, Jan. 1998.

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