Characterization of a multi-electrode bulk-SOA for low NF in-line amplification in passive optical networks

Kevin Carney, Sylwester Latkowski, Ramón Maldonado-Basilio, Pascal Landais, Robert Lennox, A. Louise Bradley

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Abstract

A bulk semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) utilizing a multi-contact biasing method is characterized as a function of the bias current supplied to each section Firstly, amplified spontaneous emission spectra and characteristic light-current profiles are analyzed. Single-pass gain and noise figure of the SOA are then assessed by injecting a continuous wave input beam. Finally, the amplification of a 10 Gb/s (215-1) long pseudo random bit sequence signal is analysed. The obtained results, particularly at a bias condition of 90mA-50mA-10mA, reveal the potential of this device as a low noise figure in-line amplifier.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2010 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 27 Jun 20101 Jul 2010
Conference number: 12
http://www.nit.eu/icton2010

Conference

Conference2010 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2010
Abbreviated titleICTON 2010
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period27/06/101/07/10
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