Taper-Shape Dependence of Tapered-Waveguide Traveling Wave Semiconductor Laser Amplifier (TTW-SLA)

Syamsul EL YUMIN  Kazuhiro KOMORI  Shigehisa ARAI  Giampaolo BENDELLI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E77-C   No.4   pp.624-632
Publication Date: 1994/04/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Opto-Electronics
Keyword: 
taper-shape,  semiconductor laser amplifier,  gain and saturation power,  device efficiency,  ASE noise,  

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Summary: 
Operation characteristics of tapered-waveguide traveling wave semiconductor laser amplifier (TTW-SLA) are calculated in terms of quasi adiabatic single mode propagation, signal gain and saturation output power, device efficiency(the efficiency of conversion between the electrical and amplified optical power), and amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) power, and their dependences on the shape of the taper are compared for linear, quadratic, Gaussian and exponential functions, It was found that in the allowed quasi adiabatic single mode propagation condition, linear and Gaussian TTW-SLA have higher saturation output power property, while the exponential TTW-SLA has higher device efficiency property and lower ASE noise of about 0.1 times that of a broad type TW-SLA.