Impact of carrier heating on SOA transmission dynamics for wavelength conversion

James M. Dailey, Thomas L. Koch

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Complex-valued time-resolved transmission characteristics of a semiconductor optical amplifier are measured using a spectrogram technique. A relatively simple traveling-wave density matrix model is implemented that accurately captures the evolution of complex index due to stimulated emission and carrier heating. The model shows good agreement with experimental spectrogram data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1078-1080
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 15 2007


  • Hot carriers
  • Optical frequency conversion
  • Semiconductor device modeling
  • Semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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