Polarization dependence of non-linear gain compression factor in semiconductor optical amplifier
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Severine Philippe, A. Louise Bradley, Ramon Maldonado-Basilio, Frederic Surre, Brendan F. Kennedy, Pascal Landais and Horacio Soto-Ortiz 'Polarization dependence of non-linear gain compression factor in semiconductor optical amplifier' in Optics Express, 16, (12), 2008, pp. 8642-8648.
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We investigate the power and the polarization dependence of the intraband dynamics in a bulk semiconductor optical amplifier using both a 2.5-ps pump-probe experimental set-up in contra-propagation and a theoretical model. Our model is based on the rate equations and takes into account the polarization dependence of the gain. By comparing experimental and computational results we are able to highlight the dependences of the intraband dynamics and to extract the non-linear gain compression factor as a function of both pulse energy and polarization of the injected pulses.
Author: BRADLEY, LOUISE
Publisher:Optical Society of America
Type of material:Journal Article
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