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Signal-to-noise ratio in nonlinear optical amplification process
Author(s): Maria Jose Soneira; Sergio Ruiz-Moreno; Jordi Guitart
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Paper Abstract

In this communication, one looks at the influence of the saturation process over the statistical fluctuations (signal to noise ratio) of the optical power at the output of a travelling wave semiconductor optical amplifier (TWOA) . The statistical behaviour of this device is described starting from the photon density matrix equation. The obtained theoretical results, both for the noise figure and for the signal to noise ratio, allow to take out some conclusions about noise behaviour in the non-linear light amplification process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1220, Nonlinear Optics, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18323
Show Author Affiliations
Maria Jose Soneira, Politechnic Univ. of Catalonia (Spain)
Sergio Ruiz-Moreno, Politechnic Univ. of Catalonia (Spain)
Jordi Guitart, Politechnic Univ. of Catalonia (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1220:
Nonlinear Optics
Robert A. Fisher; John F. Reintjes, Editor(s)

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