Gain dynamics in quantum well lasers and optical amplifiers: An experimental comparison

Tessler, N.; Mark, J.
April 1994
Applied Physics Letters;4/18/1994, Vol. 64 Issue 16, p2050
Academic Journal
Compares the gain dynamics in quantum well lasers and optical amplifiers. Effects of stimulated emission on the carrier lifetime and carrier density; Occurrence of carrier capture and cooling phenomena associated with gain recovery; Differences in operating conditions between lasers and optical amplifiers.


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