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1.3 micrometre GaInNAs monolithic vertical-cavity semiconductor optical amplifier

Calvez, S. and Clark, A.H. and Hopkins, J.M. and Macaluso, R. and Merlin, P. and Sun, H.D. and Dawson, M.D. and Jouhti, T. and , IEEE and , IEEE (2003) 1.3 micrometre GaInNAs monolithic vertical-cavity semiconductor optical amplifier. In: Indium Phosphide and Related Materials, 2003. International Conference on. IEEE, pp. 243-246. ISBN 0-7803-7704-4

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We report development of a monolithically-grown GaInNAs/GaAs vertical amplifier for 1.3 μm operation. When optically-pumped using a 980 nm fibre-coupled diode, demonstration of up to 17.7 dB of on-chip gain has been realised. Amplification with 12.8 dB peak gain, 12 GHz bandwidth and saturation output power of -4.8 dBm is also reported.