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Vertical cavity semiconductor optical amplifiers based on dilute nitrides

Calvez, Stephane and Laurand, Nicolas (2008) Vertical cavity semiconductor optical amplifiers based on dilute nitrides. In: Dilute III-V Nitride Semiconductors and Material Systems. Materials Science . Springer, pp. 525-561. ISBN 9783540745280

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This chapter presents a comprehensive report on our work on dilute nitride vertical cavity semiconductor optical amplifiers. It includes a presentation of a theoretical analysis of the components and a summary of the experimental assessment of monolithic and fibre-based tunable devices operated in the continuous-wave regime. In particular, it is shown how some material parameters can be extracted from this device continuous-wave characterization or from gain-dynamics experiments. Current investigations on the extension of the operation towards the 1,550nm telecommunication band conclude this review.