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Active coupled-resonator optical waveguides. I. Gain enhancement and noise

Poon, Joyce K. S. and Yariv, Amnon (2007) Active coupled-resonator optical waveguides. I. Gain enhancement and noise. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 24 (9). pp. 2378-2388. ISSN 0740-3224.

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We use a tight-binding formalism in the time domain to analyze the effect of resonant gain enhancement and spontaneous emission noise in amplifying coupled-resonator optical waveguides (CROWs). We find the net amplification of a wave propagating in a CROW does not always vary with the group velocity, and depends strongly on the termination and excitation of these structures. The signal-to-noise ratio and noise figure of CROW amplifiers are derived in the tight-binding formalism as well. The physical interpretations and practical consequences of the theoretical results are discussed.

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Additional Information:© 2007 Optical Society of America. Received May 10, 2007; accepted June 4, 2007; posted July 5, 2007 (Doc. ID 82868); published August 24, 2007 J.K.S. Poon thanks Philip Chak and Lin Zhu for fruitful discussions. She is grateful for the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Slow Light Project) and National Science Foundation (award 0438038) are gratefully acknowledged.
Subject Keywords:laser arrays, optical amplifiers, optical resonantors
Issue or Number:9
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Official Citation:J. K. S. Poon and A. Yariv, "Active coupled-resonator optical waveguides. I. Gain enhancement and noise," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2378-2388 (2007)
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