Performance analysis of gain-clamped semiconductor optical amplifiers using different clamping schemes

X. Zhao*, J. H. Chen, F. S. Choa

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Abstract

Semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) is used for wide-band all-optical signal regeneration, optical gating, and photonic switching. However, the higher channel crosstalk limits its system utilization. To overcome this problem, a strong but out-of-band optical signal is used to clamp the carrier in an SOA. The clamping signal is provided through an internal distributed-feedback (DBF) or distributed-Bragg-reflector (DBR) laser or from an externally injected optical source. These schemes are compared and analyzed to achieve high gain, low-crosstalk, wide-band signal regeneration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-338
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Volume1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 10th IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting, LEOS. Part 2 (of 2) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 10 Nov 199713 Nov 1997

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