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Optical Engineering

Semiconductor optical amplifier pattern effect suppression for return-to-zero data using an optical delay interferometer
Author(s): Kyriakos E. Zoiros; Carlos L. Janer; Michael J. Connelly
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Paper Abstract

An optical delay interferometer (ODI) is employed to suppress the pattern effect manifested on a 10 Gb/s return-to-zero (RZ) data stream when amplified by a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) operated in deep gain saturation. The experimental results verify the competence of the scheme to confront the problem for this signal format by achieving a far better performance than that with the SOA alone.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 2010
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 49(8) 085005 doi: 10.1117/1.3481137
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 49, Issue 8
Show Author Affiliations
Kyriakos E. Zoiros, Demokritos Univ. of Thrace (Greece)
Carlos L. Janer, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Michael J. Connelly, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)


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