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Linear semiconductor optical amplifiers

Bonk, R and Vallaitis, T and Freude, W and Leuthold, J and Penty, R and Borghesani, A and Lealman, IF (2012) Linear semiconductor optical amplifiers. Springer Series in Optical Sciences, 161. pp. 511-571. ISSN 0342-4111

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Abstract

The chapter reviews properties and applications of linear semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA). Section 12.1 covers SOA basics, including working principles, material systems, structures and their growth. Booster or inline amplifiers as well as low-noise preamplifiers are classified. Section 12.2 discusses the influence of parameters like gain, noise figure, gain saturation, gain and phase dynamics, and alpha-factor. In Sect. 12.3, the application of a linear SOA as a reach extender in future access networks is addressed. The input power dynamic range is introduced, and measurements for on-off keying and phase shift keying signals are shown. Section 12.4 presents the state of the art for commercially available SOA and includes a treatment of reflective SOAs (RSOA) as well. © 2012 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Photonics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:12
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:36
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-20517-0-12