Abstract

We present an experimental investigation of a multicontact semiconductor optical amplifier. This first-generation device allows for direct control of the carrier density profile along the length of the waveguide. This is used to control the device noise figure, with a minimum value of 5dB observed at a gain of 15dB for an optimum carrier density profile. The opposite carrier density profile results in an increase of the power saturation by 3dB.

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G. H. De Valicourt, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, M. Lamponi, G.-H. Duan, P. Chanclou, M. A. Violas, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1425 (2010).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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2008 (1)

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F. Crottini, P. Salleras, M. A. Moreno, B. Dupertuis, B. Deveaud, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 977 (2005).
[Crossref]

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[PubMed]

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[Crossref]

2004 (1)

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[Crossref]

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D. M. Baney, P. Gallion, and R. S. Tucker, Opt. Fiber Technol. 6, 122 (2000).
[Crossref]

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H. T. Friis, Proc. IRE 32, 419 (1944).
[Crossref]

Appathurai, S.

Baney, D. M.

D. M. Baney, P. Gallion, and R. S. Tucker, Opt. Fiber Technol. 6, 122 (2000).
[Crossref]

Berg, T. W.

J. Mørk, M. L. Nielsen, and T. W. Berg, Opt. Photon. News 14(7), 42 (2003).
[Crossref]

Bowser, J.

S. S. Saini, J. Bowser, R. Enck, V. Luciani, P. J. S. Heim, and A. Dagenais, in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (IEEE, 2004), Vol.  1, pp. 102–103.

Bradley, A. L.

K. Carney, R. Lennox, R. Maldonado-Basilio, S. Philippe, A. L. Bradley, and P. Landais, Electron. Lett. 46, 1288(2010).
[Crossref]

Brenot, R.

G. H. De Valicourt, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, M. Lamponi, G.-H. Duan, P. Chanclou, M. A. Violas, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1425 (2010).
[Crossref]

F. Crottini, P. Salleras, M. A. Moreno, B. Dupertuis, B. Deveaud, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 977 (2005).
[Crossref]

R. Brenot, F. Pommereau, O. Le Gouezigou, J. Landreau, F. Poinet, and L. Le Gouezigou, in Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers ConferenceTechnical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper OME50.
[PubMed]

Carney, K.

K. Carney, R. Lennox, R. Maldonado-Basilio, S. Philippe, A. L. Bradley, and P. Landais, Electron. Lett. 46, 1288(2010).
[Crossref]

Chanclou, P.

G. H. De Valicourt, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, M. Lamponi, G.-H. Duan, P. Chanclou, M. A. Violas, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1425 (2010).
[Crossref]

Crottini, F.

F. Crottini, P. Salleras, M. A. Moreno, B. Dupertuis, B. Deveaud, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 977 (2005).
[Crossref]

Dagenais, A.

S. S. Saini, J. Bowser, R. Enck, V. Luciani, P. J. S. Heim, and A. Dagenais, in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (IEEE, 2004), Vol.  1, pp. 102–103.

Davey, R. P.

De Valicourt, G. H.

G. H. De Valicourt, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, M. Lamponi, G.-H. Duan, P. Chanclou, M. A. Violas, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1425 (2010).
[Crossref]

Deveaud, B.

F. Crottini, P. Salleras, M. A. Moreno, B. Dupertuis, B. Deveaud, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 977 (2005).
[Crossref]

Duan, G.-H.

G. H. De Valicourt, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, M. Lamponi, G.-H. Duan, P. Chanclou, M. A. Violas, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1425 (2010).
[Crossref]

Dupertuis, B.

F. Crottini, P. Salleras, M. A. Moreno, B. Dupertuis, B. Deveaud, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 977 (2005).
[Crossref]

Enck, R.

S. S. Saini, J. Bowser, R. Enck, V. Luciani, P. J. S. Heim, and A. Dagenais, in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (IEEE, 2004), Vol.  1, pp. 102–103.

Friis, H. T.

H. T. Friis, Proc. IRE 32, 419 (1944).
[Crossref]

Gallion, P.

D. M. Baney, P. Gallion, and R. S. Tucker, Opt. Fiber Technol. 6, 122 (2000).
[Crossref]

Grossman, D. B.

Heim, P. J. S.

S. S. Saini, J. Bowser, R. Enck, V. Luciani, P. J. S. Heim, and A. Dagenais, in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (IEEE, 2004), Vol.  1, pp. 102–103.

Kelley, A. E.

Lamponi, M.

G. H. De Valicourt, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, M. Lamponi, G.-H. Duan, P. Chanclou, M. A. Violas, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1425 (2010).
[Crossref]

Landais, P.

F. Surre and P. Landais, “A semiconductor optical amplifier with a reduced noise figure,” patent GB0821602.0(November 26, 2008) and U.S. patent application 2010/0134877A1 (November 25, 2009).

K. Carney, R. Lennox, R. Maldonado-Basilio, S. Philippe, A. L. Bradley, and P. Landais, Electron. Lett. 46, 1288(2010).
[Crossref]

Landreau, J.

R. Brenot, F. Pommereau, O. Le Gouezigou, J. Landreau, F. Poinet, and L. Le Gouezigou, in Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers ConferenceTechnical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper OME50.
[PubMed]

Le Gouezigou, L.

R. Brenot, F. Pommereau, O. Le Gouezigou, J. Landreau, F. Poinet, and L. Le Gouezigou, in Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers ConferenceTechnical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper OME50.
[PubMed]

Le Gouezigou, O.

R. Brenot, F. Pommereau, O. Le Gouezigou, J. Landreau, F. Poinet, and L. Le Gouezigou, in Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers ConferenceTechnical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper OME50.
[PubMed]

Lennox, R.

K. Carney, R. Lennox, R. Maldonado-Basilio, S. Philippe, A. L. Bradley, and P. Landais, Electron. Lett. 46, 1288(2010).
[Crossref]

Luciani, V.

S. S. Saini, J. Bowser, R. Enck, V. Luciani, P. J. S. Heim, and A. Dagenais, in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (IEEE, 2004), Vol.  1, pp. 102–103.

Maldonado-Basilio, R.

K. Carney, R. Lennox, R. Maldonado-Basilio, S. Philippe, A. L. Bradley, and P. Landais, Electron. Lett. 46, 1288(2010).
[Crossref]

Moll, E.

E. Moll, Y. J. Williams, K. A. Williams, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, Proc. SPIE 5723, 209 (2005).
[Crossref]

Moreno, M. A.

F. Crottini, P. Salleras, M. A. Moreno, B. Dupertuis, B. Deveaud, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 977 (2005).
[Crossref]

Mørk, J.

J. Mørk, M. L. Nielsen, and T. W. Berg, Opt. Photon. News 14(7), 42 (2003).
[Crossref]

Nesset, D.

Nielsen, M. L.

J. Mørk, M. L. Nielsen, and T. W. Berg, Opt. Photon. News 14(7), 42 (2003).
[Crossref]

Payne, D. B.

Penty, R. V.

E. Moll, Y. J. Williams, K. A. Williams, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, Proc. SPIE 5723, 209 (2005).
[Crossref]

Philippe, S.

K. Carney, R. Lennox, R. Maldonado-Basilio, S. Philippe, A. L. Bradley, and P. Landais, Electron. Lett. 46, 1288(2010).
[Crossref]

Poinet, F.

R. Brenot, F. Pommereau, O. Le Gouezigou, J. Landreau, F. Poinet, and L. Le Gouezigou, in Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers ConferenceTechnical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper OME50.
[PubMed]

Poingt, F.

G. H. De Valicourt, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, M. Lamponi, G.-H. Duan, P. Chanclou, M. A. Violas, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1425 (2010).
[Crossref]

Pommereau, F.

G. H. De Valicourt, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, M. Lamponi, G.-H. Duan, P. Chanclou, M. A. Violas, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1425 (2010).
[Crossref]

R. Brenot, F. Pommereau, O. Le Gouezigou, J. Landreau, F. Poinet, and L. Le Gouezigou, in Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers ConferenceTechnical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper OME50.
[PubMed]

Rafel, A.

Rasztovitz-Wiech, M.

Saini, S. S.

S. S. Saini, J. Bowser, R. Enck, V. Luciani, P. J. S. Heim, and A. Dagenais, in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (IEEE, 2004), Vol.  1, pp. 102–103.

Salleras, P.

F. Crottini, P. Salleras, M. A. Moreno, B. Dupertuis, B. Deveaud, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 977 (2005).
[Crossref]

Senior, J. M.

J. M. Senior, Optical Fibre Communications: Principles and Practice, 3rd ed. (Prentice-Hall, 2008).

Surre, F.

F. Surre and P. Landais, “A semiconductor optical amplifier with a reduced noise figure,” patent GB0821602.0(November 26, 2008) and U.S. patent application 2010/0134877A1 (November 25, 2009).

Tucker, R. S.

D. M. Baney, P. Gallion, and R. S. Tucker, Opt. Fiber Technol. 6, 122 (2000).
[Crossref]

Violas, M. A.

G. H. De Valicourt, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, M. Lamponi, G.-H. Duan, P. Chanclou, M. A. Violas, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1425 (2010).
[Crossref]

White, I. H.

E. Moll, Y. J. Williams, K. A. Williams, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, Proc. SPIE 5723, 209 (2005).
[Crossref]

Williams, K. A.

E. Moll, Y. J. Williams, K. A. Williams, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, Proc. SPIE 5723, 209 (2005).
[Crossref]

Williams, Y. J.

E. Moll, Y. J. Williams, K. A. Williams, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, Proc. SPIE 5723, 209 (2005).
[Crossref]

Yang, S. H.

Electron. Lett. (1)

K. Carney, R. Lennox, R. Maldonado-Basilio, S. Philippe, A. L. Bradley, and P. Landais, Electron. Lett. 46, 1288(2010).
[Crossref]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

G. H. De Valicourt, F. Pommereau, F. Poingt, M. Lamponi, G.-H. Duan, P. Chanclou, M. A. Violas, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1425 (2010).
[Crossref]

F. Crottini, P. Salleras, M. A. Moreno, B. Dupertuis, B. Deveaud, and R. Brenot, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 977 (2005).
[Crossref]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Opt. Fiber Technol. (1)

D. M. Baney, P. Gallion, and R. S. Tucker, Opt. Fiber Technol. 6, 122 (2000).
[Crossref]

Opt. Photon. News (1)

J. Mørk, M. L. Nielsen, and T. W. Berg, Opt. Photon. News 14(7), 42 (2003).
[Crossref]

Proc. IRE (1)

H. T. Friis, Proc. IRE 32, 419 (1944).
[Crossref]

Proc. SPIE (1)

E. Moll, Y. J. Williams, K. A. Williams, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, Proc. SPIE 5723, 209 (2005).
[Crossref]

Other (4)

J. M. Senior, Optical Fibre Communications: Principles and Practice, 3rd ed. (Prentice-Hall, 2008).

R. Brenot, F. Pommereau, O. Le Gouezigou, J. Landreau, F. Poinet, and L. Le Gouezigou, in Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers ConferenceTechnical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper OME50.
[PubMed]

S. S. Saini, J. Bowser, R. Enck, V. Luciani, P. J. S. Heim, and A. Dagenais, in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (IEEE, 2004), Vol.  1, pp. 102–103.

F. Surre and P. Landais, “A semiconductor optical amplifier with a reduced noise figure,” patent GB0821602.0(November 26, 2008) and U.S. patent application 2010/0134877A1 (November 25, 2009).

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Fig. 1

ASE spectra for the two opposite bias current distributions. Inset, top-down image of SOA chip.

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Fig. 2

Gain and NF wavelength dependence for an injected power of 15 dBm .

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Fig. 3

Gain as a function of output power (including losses) for both current combinations, at the peak gain wavelength of 1565 nm .

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NF total = NF 1 + NF 2 1 G 1 + + NF n 1 G 1 G n 1 .
NF ( ν ) = 10 log 10 2 ρ ASE ( ν ) G ( ν ) h ν ,

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