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High performance semiconductor optical amplifier modules at 1300 nm

Kelly, A. and Michie, W.C. and Armstrong, I. and Andonovic, I. and Tombling, C. (2006) High performance semiconductor optical amplifier modules at 1300 nm. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 18 (24). pp. 2674-2676. ISSN 1041-1135

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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.