Vertical-cavity semiconductor optical amplifiers (VCSOAs) are interesting devices for a wide range of applications in optical communication systems. The vertical- cavity design gives these devices a number of advantages over in-plane devices, such as high coupling efficiency to optical fiber, low power consumption, small form factor, and the possibility of fabricating 2-D arrays on wafer. Furthermore, the technology allows for on-wafer testing and is compatible with low-cost manufacturing and packaging techniques.
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2004|
|Event||Photon04 - Glasgow, Scotland|
Duration: 6 Sep 2004 → 9 Sep 2004
|Period||6/09/04 → 9/09/04|
- semiconductor optical amplifiers
- vertical cavity