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Etched-facet semiconductor optical amplifiers for gain-integrated photonic switch fabrics

: Schares, L.; Budd, R.; Kuchta, D.; Doany, F.; Schow, C.; Möhrle, M.; Sigmund, A.; Rehbein, W.


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-:
41st European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC 2015. Vol.1 : Valencia, Spain, 27 September - 1 October 2015
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4673-7950-2
ISBN: 978-8-4608-1741-3
European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC) <41, 2015, Valencia>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer HHI ()

We have fabricated InP SOAs with lithographically-defined etched facets. Their more precisely-controlled length compared to cleaved SOAs promises improved coupling tolerances for PICs with flip-chip attached gain blocks. Measured gain is around 20dB and noise figures are 5-6dB.