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External optical feedback effects on the performance of vertical cavity semiconductor optical amplifiers

Laurand, N. and Calvez, S. and Jouhti, T. and Pessa, M. (2004) External optical feedback effects on the performance of vertical cavity semiconductor optical amplifiers. In: Photon04, 2004-09-06 - 2004-09-09.

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Abstract

Vertical-cavity semiconductor optical amplifiers (VCSOAs) are interesting devices for a wide range of applications in optical communication systems. The vertical- cavity design gives these devices a number of advantages over in-plane devices, such as high coupling efficiency to optical fiber, low power consumption, small form factor, and the possibility of fabricating 2-D arrays on wafer. Furthermore, the technology allows for on-wafer testing and is compatible with low-cost manufacturing and packaging techniques.