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Effects of Coupling Coefficient on Static Properties of Bistable Qws-DFB Semiconductor Laser Amplifiers

By Mahmoud Aleshams
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 10, 163-173, 2009
doi:10.2528/PIERC09062401

Abstract

We previously analyzed the effects of trapezoidal tapered gratings on the dispersive bistable characteristics of a quarter wavelength phase-shifted distributed feedback semiconductor laser amplifier (QWS-DFB-SLA). In this paper, we analyze the effects of coupling coefficient on the static bistable characteristics of a QWS-DFB SLA with a tapered or a non-tapered grating. Simulation results show that any change in the coupling coefficient can change the characteristics such as the spectral range of low-threshold bistable switching and the on-off switching contrast.

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Mahmoud Aleshams, "Effects of Coupling Coefficient on Static Properties of Bistable Qws-DFB Semiconductor Laser Amplifiers," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 10, 163-173, 2009.
doi:10.2528/PIERC09062401
http://jpier.org/PIERC/pier.php?paper=09062401

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