On the design of polarization-insensitive semiconductor optical amplifiers

Marek Wartak, Philip Weetman

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We have used the 4 × 4 Luttinger–Kohn Hamiltonian to analyse the presence of delta‐strain in quantum well on the polarization properties of semiconductor optical amplifiers.
The analysis is performed for a 1.55 μm InGaAsP/InP lattice matched system grown in the [001] direction with and without the electrostatic effects of the carrier charges. The importance of electrostatic effects is indicated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-230
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • semiconductor optical amplifiers
  • quantum wells
  • delta strain


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