Engineering Spectral Hole Burning and Carrier Exhaustion Mechanisms on the Gain Saturation Behavior of Quantum-Dot Optical Amplifiers

Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Kim, J.; Laemmlin, M.; Meuer, C.; Liebich, S.; Bimberg, D.; Eisenstein, G. (Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, Technische Universitaet Berlin, 10623 Berlin, Germany)
Eisenstein, G. (Electrical Engineering Dept., Technion, Haifa 32000, Israel)

We theoretically investigate how spectral hole burning and carrier-exhaustion affect the gain saturation spectra of a quantum-dot optical amplifier at various operation conditions and how they can be tuned to change the functionality.