Applications of SOAs in ultra-high speed optical networking

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Summary form only given. The use of SOA on high speed wavelength conversion and channel demultiplexing is reviewed. The use of SOA in a differentially mode operated interferometric structure is suggested to overcome slow recovery time during high speed wavelength conversion. An alternative, highly successful way to overcome the slow gain recovery speed of the SOA is to exploit the ultrafast chirp properties associated with the gain saturation in the SOA. Four wave mixing (FWM) process occurring in SOAs could also support higher bit rates.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the International Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO-IQEC 2007), 17-22 June 2007, Munich, Germany
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)978-1-424-40931-0
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2007 - ICM Center of the New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Munich, Germany
Duration: 17 Jun 200717 Jun 2007


ConferenceThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2007
Abbreviated titleCLEO® 2007
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