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  • Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
  • OSA Technical Digest (Optica Publishing Group, 1991),
  • paper CFK2

Carrier lifetime and linewidth-enhancement-factor measurements for semiconductor optical amplifier using four-wave mixing effect

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Abstract

We propose a new technique for measuring the carrier lifetime (τ) and the linewidth enhancement factor (α-parameler) in a traveling-wave semiconductor optical amplifier (TW-SOA) under cw conditions. Experimental results verify that the method enables us to evaluate τ and α as a function of wavelength and injection current to the TW-SOA.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

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