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Single-chip linear optical amplifier
Author(s): Leo H. Spiekman; Jim A. Witham; John M. Wachsman; J. J. J. Crijns
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Paper Abstract

Amplification is a key function in optical networks. Traditionally, amplifiers have been used to compensate losses in optical fiber, enabling longer communication links. Today, amplifiers are being used in increasingly diverse functions ranging from power boosting of transmitters to loss compensation in optical add-drop nodes. Common to all these applications is the requirement to meet optical performance parameters within demanding cost, size and power constraints. The single-chip linear optical amplifier (LOA) is a solution that offers advantages as a discrete module, but also enables higher levels of integration. Examples of system performance and integrated solutions, utilizing the LOA, will be shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4905, Materials and Devices for Optical and Wireless Communications, (29 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481013
Show Author Affiliations
Leo H. Spiekman, Genoa Corp. (Netherlands)
Jim A. Witham, Genoa Corp. (United States)
John M. Wachsman, Genoa Corp. (United States)
J. J. J. Crijns, Genoa Corp. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4905:
Materials and Devices for Optical and Wireless Communications
Constance J. Chang-Hasnain; YuXing Xia; Kenichi Iga, Editor(s)

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