Rate equations for modeling dispersive nonlinearity in Fabry-Perot semiconductor optical amplifiers

Michael D. Sánchez, Pengyue Wen, Matthias Gross, Sadik C. Esener

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Abstract

We model the non-linear gain characteristics of a Fabry-Perot semiconductor optical amplifier using a modified photon density rate equation. Good agreement is found with experimental results, with the simulation accurately reproducing all the major characteristics of the amplifier. To our knowledge, this is the first calculation using only the rate equations that accurately predicts the gain and nonlinear behavior of FPSOAs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2689-2696
Number of pages8
JournalOptics express
Volume11
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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