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Transverse Bragg resonance laser amplifier

Yariv, Amnon and Xu, Yong and Mookherjea, Shayan (2003) Transverse Bragg resonance laser amplifier. Optics Letters, 28 (3). pp. 176-178. ISSN 0146-9592. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:YARol03

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Abstract

We propose and analyze a new type of optical amplifier that is formed by addition of gain in the periodic cladding of a transverse Bragg resonance waveguide [Opt. Lett. 27, 936 (2002)]. Using the coupled-wave formalism, we calculate the mode profiles, the exponential gain constant, and, for comparison, the gain enhancement compared with those of conventional semiconductor optical amplifiers. In contrast with coupled-mode theory, in one-dimensional structures (e.g., the distributed-feedback laser) the exponential gain constant in the longitudinal direction is involved in both longitudinal and transverse confinement, and its solution has to be achieved self-consistently, together with the quantized guiding channel width.


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Additional Information:© 2003 Optical Society of America. Received August 9, 2002. The authors thank John M. Choi, Bruno Crosignani, William Green, Reginald K. Lee, Paolo Di Porto, George T. Paloczi, and R. Leheny for useful discussions. This study was funded by the U.S. Office of Naval Research (Y.S. Park) and the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (H. Schlossberg).
Subject Keywords:Integrated optics devices; Slab waveguides; Distributed feedback lasers
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