Publication: Research - peer-review › Article in proceedings – Annual report year: 2012
We experimentally demonstrate enhanced gain in the slow-light regime of quantum well photonic crystal amplifiers. A strong gain enhancement is observed with the increase of the group refractive index, due to light slow-down. The slow light enhancement is shown in a amplified spontaneous emission study of a 1 QW photonic crystal amplifier. Net gain is achieved which enables laser oscillation in photonic crystal micro cavities. The ability to freely tailor the dispersion in a semiconductor optical amplifier makes it possible to raise the optical gain considerably over a certain bandwidth. These results are promising for short and efficient semiconductor optical amplifiers. This effect will also benefit other devices, such as mode locked lasers.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Conference||14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)|
|Period||02/07/12 → 05/07/12|
|Citations||Web of Science® Times Cited: No match on DOI|
- Photonic crystal, Semiconductor optical amplifier, Amplified spontaneous emission, Laser, Cavity resonators, Laser excitation, Optical waveguides, Slow light.
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