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Gain dynamics and saturation property of a semiconductor optical amplifier with a carrier reservoir

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6 Author(s)
Sun, H. ; Dept. of Phys., Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA ; Wang, Q. ; Dong, H. ; Zhu, G.
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A model is used to analyze the gain and phase dynamics of a semiconductor optical amplifier with a carrier reservoir (CR-SOA). Coupled rate equations are solved numerically. Due to the fast transition of carriers from the carrier reservoir layer to the active region, the CR-SOA is shown to have faster gain and phase response than a regular SOA. Increasing the injection current will also decrease the response times.

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Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 1 )