Up to 16 dB improvement in detected voltage using two-section semiconductor optical amplifier detector

R. M. Fortenberry, A. J. Lowery, R. S. Tucker

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A semiconductor optical amplifier detector with an improved responsivity, obtained using two contacts is demonstrated. It is shown that up to 16 dB improvement in detected output voltage may be obtained for a semiconductor optical amplifier with an internal gain of 30 dB. Initial experimental results showing a 4 dB improvement are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)474-476
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Optical amplifiers
  • Optical detectors

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