Abstract

A broadband and low-polarization-sensitive multi-quantum well semiconductor optical amplifier with an asymmetric structure is reported for operation in the E-band wavelength range. A gain peak of 20 dB for a bandwidth of more than 50 nm is measured for both TE and TM polarizations. A maximum polarization sensitivity of 3 dB is measured for a broad wavelength range from 1340 to 1440 nm.

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J. Nkanta, R. Maldonado-Basilio, A. Benhsaien, K. Khan, S. Abdul-Majid, J. Zhang, and T. Hall, in CLEO: 2013, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper JTh2A.105.

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M. J. Hamp and D. T. Cassidy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 978 (2000).
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Chen, E. Y.

Cheng, N.

Cho, W.-J.

P. Koonath, S. Kim, W.-J. Cho, and A. Gopinath, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 1282 (2002).
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Cusick, T.

Dahofort, S.

E. Trojer, S. Dahofort, D. Hood, and H. Mickelsson, Ericsson Review 2, 64 (2008).

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R. Davey, J. Kani, F. Bourgart, and K. McCammon, IEEE Commun. Mag. 44(10), 50 (2006).

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X. Zhu, D. Cassidy, M. Hamp, D. Thompson, B. Robinson, Q. Zhao, and M. Davies, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1202 (1997).
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Doerr, C.

Dutta, N. K.

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Gopinath, A.

P. Koonath, S. Kim, W.-J. Cho, and A. Gopinath, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 1282 (2002).
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P. E. Green, IEEE Commun. Mag. 42(9), 100 (2004).
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Gutierrez, D.

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J. Nkanta, R. Maldonado-Basilio, K. Khan, A. Benhsaien, S. Abdul-Majid, J. Zhang, and T. Hall, presented at Photonics North Conference (SPIE, 2013).

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Hamp, M. J.

M. J. Hamp and D. T. Cassidy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 978 (2000).
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J.-M. Kang and S.-K. Han, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 502 (2006).
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S. Ikeda, A. Shimizu, and T. Hara, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1155 (1989).
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S. Ikeda, A. Shimizu, and T. Hara, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1155 (1989).
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R. Davey, J. Kani, F. Bourgart, and K. McCammon, IEEE Commun. Mag. 44(10), 50 (2006).

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V. V. Lysac, H. Kawaguchi, and I. A. Sukhoivanov, IEE Proc. Optoelectron. 152, 131 (2005).
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Khan, K.

J. Nkanta, R. Maldonado-Basilio, K. Khan, A. Benhsaien, S. Abdul-Majid, J. Zhang, and T. Hall, presented at Photonics North Conference (SPIE, 2013).

J. Nkanta, R. Maldonado-Basilio, A. Benhsaien, K. Khan, S. Abdul-Majid, J. Zhang, and T. Hall, in CLEO: 2013, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper JTh2A.105.

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V. V. Lysac, H. Kawaguchi, and I. A. Sukhoivanov, IEE Proc. Optoelectron. 152, 131 (2005).
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J. Nkanta, R. Maldonado-Basilio, K. Khan, A. Benhsaien, S. Abdul-Majid, J. Zhang, and T. Hall, presented at Photonics North Conference (SPIE, 2013).

J. Nkanta, R. Maldonado-Basilio, A. Benhsaien, K. Khan, S. Abdul-Majid, J. Zhang, and T. Hall, in CLEO: 2013, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper JTh2A.105.

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R. Davey, J. Kani, F. Bourgart, and K. McCammon, IEEE Commun. Mag. 44(10), 50 (2006).

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E. Trojer, S. Dahofort, D. Hood, and H. Mickelsson, Ericsson Review 2, 64 (2008).

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Mukherjee, B.

Nakagawa, J.

Nkanta, J.

J. Nkanta, R. Maldonado-Basilio, K. Khan, A. Benhsaien, S. Abdul-Majid, J. Zhang, and T. Hall, presented at Photonics North Conference (SPIE, 2013).

J. Nkanta, R. Maldonado-Basilio, A. Benhsaien, K. Khan, S. Abdul-Majid, J. Zhang, and T. Hall, in CLEO: 2013, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper JTh2A.105.

Palsdottir, B.

Park, Y.

Reichmann, K. C.

Robinson, B.

X. Zhu, D. Cassidy, M. Hamp, D. Thompson, B. Robinson, Q. Zhao, and M. Davies, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1202 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Shaw, W.-T.

Shimizu, A.

S. Ikeda, A. Shimizu, and T. Hara, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1155 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Song, H.

Spiekman, L.

Sukhoivanov, I. A.

V. V. Lysac, H. Kawaguchi, and I. A. Sukhoivanov, IEE Proc. Optoelectron. 152, 131 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Thompson, D.

X. Zhu, D. Cassidy, M. Hamp, D. Thompson, B. Robinson, Q. Zhao, and M. Davies, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1202 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Tokle, T.

Trojer, E.

E. Trojer, S. Dahofort, D. Hood, and H. Mickelsson, Ericsson Review 2, 64 (2008).

Tucker, R. S.

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

Vetter, P.

P. Vetter, in European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) (2012).

Watanabe, T.

Wong, S.-W.

Yang, S.

Zhang, J.

J. Nkanta, R. Maldonado-Basilio, K. Khan, A. Benhsaien, S. Abdul-Majid, J. Zhang, and T. Hall, presented at Photonics North Conference (SPIE, 2013).

J. Nkanta, R. Maldonado-Basilio, A. Benhsaien, K. Khan, S. Abdul-Majid, J. Zhang, and T. Hall, in CLEO: 2013, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper JTh2A.105.

Zhao, Q.

X. Zhu, D. Cassidy, M. Hamp, D. Thompson, B. Robinson, Q. Zhao, and M. Davies, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1202 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, X.

X. Zhu, D. Cassidy, M. Hamp, D. Thompson, B. Robinson, Q. Zhao, and M. Davies, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1202 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

S. Ikeda, A. Shimizu, and T. Hara, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1155 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Ericsson Review (1)

E. Trojer, S. Dahofort, D. Hood, and H. Mickelsson, Ericsson Review 2, 64 (2008).

IEE Proc. Optoelectron. (1)

V. V. Lysac, H. Kawaguchi, and I. A. Sukhoivanov, IEE Proc. Optoelectron. 152, 131 (2005).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Commun. Mag. (2)

P. E. Green, IEEE Commun. Mag. 42(9), 100 (2004).
[CrossRef]

R. Davey, J. Kani, F. Bourgart, and K. McCammon, IEEE Commun. Mag. 44(10), 50 (2006).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

P. Koonath, S. Kim, W.-J. Cho, and A. Gopinath, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 1282 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Hamp and D. T. Cassidy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36, 978 (2000).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

X. Zhu, D. Cassidy, M. Hamp, D. Thompson, B. Robinson, Q. Zhao, and M. Davies, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1202 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J.-M. Kang and S.-K. Han, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 502 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (3)

J. Opt. Netw. (1)

Opt. Fiber Technol. (1)

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

Other (6)

G. P. Agrawal and N. K. Dutta, Long Wavelength Semiconductor Lasers (Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1986).

J. Nkanta, R. Maldonado-Basilio, A. Benhsaien, K. Khan, S. Abdul-Majid, J. Zhang, and T. Hall, in CLEO: 2013, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper JTh2A.105.

J. Nkanta, R. Maldonado-Basilio, K. Khan, A. Benhsaien, S. Abdul-Majid, J. Zhang, and T. Hall, presented at Photonics North Conference (SPIE, 2013).

International Telecommunication Union, (2007).

P. Vetter, in European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) (2012).

Corning Inc., White Paper WP7151 (2005).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Amplified spontaneous emission collected at the output facet of the SOA for various bias currents.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Chip gain and noise figure versus wavelength for an input power of 20dBm.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Chip gain and noise figure versus wavelength for an input power of 10dBm.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Polarization sensitivity of the chip gain for input powers of 10 and 20dBm at bias currents of 150 and 200 mA.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Chip gain versus output power for TE and TM polarizations at bias currents of 150 and 200 mA.

Tables (2)

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Table 1. Detailed Description of the SOA Composition

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Table 2. Polarization-Sensitivity Bandwidth (nm)

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G=exp[(Γgmα)L],
ΓTEgmTEαTE=ΓTMgmTMαTM.
NF(λ)=10log10(2ρASE(λ)G(λ)hc/λ),

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