Small-signal-equivalent circuits for a semiconductor laser

Osman Kibar, Daniel Van Blerkom, Chi Fan, Philippe J. Marchand, Sadik C. Esener

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Passive electrical circuits whose voltage and current equations are exactly equivalent to the small-signal rate equations of a semiconductor laser are derived to model an electrically modulated laser (verified to be the same as that given in the literature), an optically modulated laser (i.e., a laser used as an optical amplifier), and a multimode laser. These circuits offer a fast and efficient simulation tool with little computational complexity in which the small-signal assumption (i.e., small modulation range) is neither violated nor insufficient for the simulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6136-6139
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number26
StatePublished - Sep 10 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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