Monolithic wavelength converters: Many-body effects and saturation analysis

J. Piprek, S. Li, P. Mensz, Jorg Hader

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Abstract

Wavelength converters are a novel class of photonic integrated circuits that is crucial for multiwavelength fiber-optic communication networks [1]. Such converters switch the flow of information from one wavelength to another. We present here the simulation and analysis of an optoelectronic InP-based tunable wavelength converter (Fig. 14.1) that monolithically combines a preamplified receiver with a postamplified sampled-grating distributed Bragg reflector (SG-DBR) laser diode [2]. We employ the commercial software PICS3D [3], which was modified for the purpose of this investigation. Our self-consistent physical model takes into account many-body gain and absorption in the quantum wells, carrier drift and diffusion, and optical waveguiding. The time-consuming calculation of many-body spectra is performed externally [4], based on the theory outlined in Chap. 1 and in [5]. Tabulated spectra of gain, spontaneous emission, and index change are then imported into PICS3D. Performance limitations by saturation effects are the main target of this investigation. The next section outlines the device structure. Section 14.3 describes physical device models and material parameters, including their experimental calibration. The following Sect. 14.4 investigates each component of the wavelength converter by three-dimensional (3D) steady-state simulation. Timedomain simulations of a similar SG-DBR laser can be found in Chap. 6.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptoelectronic Devices: Advanced Simulation and Analysis
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages405-426
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)0387226591, 9780387226590
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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semiconductor lasers
quantum wells
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Piprek, J., Li, S., Mensz, P., & Hader, J. (2005). Monolithic wavelength converters: Many-body effects and saturation analysis. In Optoelectronic Devices: Advanced Simulation and Analysis (pp. 405-426). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-27256-9_14

Monolithic wavelength converters : Many-body effects and saturation analysis. / Piprek, J.; Li, S.; Mensz, P.; Hader, Jorg.

Optoelectronic Devices: Advanced Simulation and Analysis. Springer New York, 2005. p. 405-426.

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Piprek, J, Li, S, Mensz, P & Hader, J 2005, Monolithic wavelength converters: Many-body effects and saturation analysis. in Optoelectronic Devices: Advanced Simulation and Analysis. Springer New York, pp. 405-426. https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-27256-9_14
Piprek J, Li S, Mensz P, Hader J. Monolithic wavelength converters: Many-body effects and saturation analysis. In Optoelectronic Devices: Advanced Simulation and Analysis. Springer New York. 2005. p. 405-426 https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-27256-9_14
Piprek, J. ; Li, S. ; Mensz, P. ; Hader, Jorg. / Monolithic wavelength converters : Many-body effects and saturation analysis. Optoelectronic Devices: Advanced Simulation and Analysis. Springer New York, 2005. pp. 405-426
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