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1.3um GaInNAs optically-pumped 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 Pessa, M. (2003) 1.3um GaInNAs optically-pumped vertical cavity semiconductor optical amplifier. Electronics Letters, 39 (1). pp. 100-102. ISSN 0013-5194

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Abstract

A GaInNAs/GaAs vertical cavity semiconductor optical amplifier (VCSOA) is reported. This is believed to be the first monolithic VCSOA operating at 1.3 µm. Under continuous-wave optical pumping in a singlemode fibre coupled format, gain figures of up to 17.7 dB were achieved. Amplification with 12 GHz bandwidth was obtained at 12.8 dB peak gain.