Nonlinearities in semiconductor laser amplifiers
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- Adams, M.J., Davies, D.A.O., Tatham, M.C. et al. Opt Quant Electron (1995) 27: 1. doi:10.1007/BF00431029
This review discusses the physical mechanisms of absorptive and dispersive nonlinearity in amplifiers resulting from interband and intraband electron transitions, with an assessment of the relative strengths and response times of these nonlinearities. Where appropriate, the potential applications of these nonlinearities in optical networks are also indicated.