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Linear optical amplifier and its applications in optical networks
Author(s): Daniel A. Francis; Ashish K. Verma; Leo H. Spiekman; J. J. J. Crijns
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Paper Abstract

The Linear Optical Amplifier (LOA) is a chip-based amplifier that was developed to meet the optical amplifier requirements for emerging optical networks. The requirements include operating at wide range of bit rates and protocols, varying number of channels, as well as reduced cost and size. In this work, LOA performance characteristics are measured and its linearity characterized under both static and dynamic switching environments. The LOA performance is also shown in three key applications: transmitter boost, receiver pre-amplification, and in an in-line, cascaded metropolitan ring.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4871, Semiconductor Lasers and Optical Amplifiers for Lightwave Communication Systems, (4 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.460478
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel A. Francis, Genoa Corp. (United States)
Ashish K. Verma, Genoa Corp. (United States)
Leo H. Spiekman, Genoa B.V. (Netherlands)
J. J. J. Crijns, Genoa B.V. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4871:
Semiconductor Lasers and Optical Amplifiers for Lightwave Communication Systems
Richard P. Mirin; Carmen S. Menoni, Editor(s)

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