An Algorithm for the Parameters Extraction of a Semiconductor Optical Amplifier

  • R. P. Vivacqua
  • C. M. Gallep
  • E. Conforti
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3124)


The parameters of an encapsulated semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) are obtained by a proper extraction algorithm using a technique based both on measurements and modeling. The theoretical model is based on rate equations and the experiments use continuous wave optical gain curves measured for different injected currents and optical input powers. The algorithm analyses the derivatives of the gain curves in relation to the longitudinal SOA dimension. After the parameters extraction procedure, a good accuracy is achieved for the SOA operating as a high frequency carrier modulated optical amplifier.


Optical Power Semiconductor Optical Amplifier Parameter Extraction Optical Gain Coupling Loss 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. P. Vivacqua
    • 1
  • C. M. Gallep
    • 2
  • E. Conforti
    • 1
  1. 1.DMO-FEEC-UNICAMPCampinasBrazil
  2. 2.Div. Tecnologia em TelecomunicaçõesCEFET-UNICAMPLimeiraBrazil

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