Polarization dependence of non-linear gain compression factor in semiconductor optical amplifier

S. Philippe, A.L. Bradley, R. Maldonado-Basilio, F. Surre, Brendan Kennedy, P. Landais, H. Soto-Ortiz

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    Abstract

    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. © 2008 Optical Society of America
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)8641-8648
    JournalOptics Express
    Volume16
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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