Picosecond optical pulses in mid-infrared intersubband semiconductor optical amplifiers

J. M. Tang, P. S. Spencer, Paul Rees, I. Pierce, K. A. Shore

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The amplification of picosecond optical pulses in mid-infrared semiconductor lasers was studied using a theoretical model. The effects of gain dispersion, ultrafast nonlinear refraction and short carrier relaxation on characteristics of amplified pulse in time and frequency domains were analyzed. Gain dispersion was found to increase by fast carrier relaxations, short pulse widths and high pulse energy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Oct 8 2001
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: May 6 2001May 11 2001


OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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