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Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers Hardcover – February 23, 2006
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As to the book's topic, it describes semiconductor optical amplifiers as closely related to, but distinct from semiconductor lasers. The key difference is that the SOA does not have the multiple reflections that lasers use to boost the overall gain.
Over half the book is mostly about issues that could well pertain to general semiconductor design and theory. The meat of the text comes towards the end, when there is explanation of the ways you can use SOAs. Especially to aid optical logic, with its inherently fast switching speeds.