High performance semiconductor optical amplifier modules at 1300 nm

A. Kelly, W.C. Michie, I. Armstrong, I. Andonovic, C. Tombling

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Semiconductor-based optical amplifiers (SOAs) offer solutions to a variety of amplification requirements covering operational wavelengths ranging from 600 to 1600 nm. This letter reports on the design and performance of buried heterostructure SOA modules exhibiting state-of-the-art performance within the 1300-nm operational window. The first, a high-gain variant, is optimized for preamplification applications while the second is designed for use as a booster amplifier. Record low noise figure performances for packaged devices are reported.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2674-2676
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • laser noise
  • optical design
  • semiconductor optical amplifiers
  • photonics
  • optics

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