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Semiconductor optical amplifier for amplification and switching applications
Author(s): Martin Hai Hu; Catherine G. Caneau; Herve P. LeBlanc; Victor X. Liu; Hong K. Nguyen; Nobuhiko Nishiyama; Sergio Tsuda; Chung-En Zah
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents recent progress on SOAs with dilute optical mode. The SOA optical mode is designed to be large to achieve high saturation power and low coupling losses of 1.16 and 0.89 dB for TE and TM polarizations with a lens fiber. A 2-mm long SOA has high saturation power (16.3 dBm), low PDG (<1 dB), low noise figure (<7.2 dB) and medium gain (>19.5 dB) across C-band. A 1.5mm-long SOA was successfully used as a 10 Gbit/s booster amplifier for 100km transmission. The dynamic properties of the SOA were characterized to support application as optical gate switch in sub GHz speed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5280, Materials, Active Devices, and Optical Amplifiers, (12 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.529503
Show Author Affiliations
Martin Hai Hu, Corning Inc. (United States)
Catherine G. Caneau, Corning Inc. (United States)
Herve P. LeBlanc, Corning Inc. (United States)
Victor X. Liu, Corning Inc. (United States)
Hong K. Nguyen, Corning Inc. (United States)
Nobuhiko Nishiyama, Corning Inc. (United States)
Sergio Tsuda, Corning Inc. (United States)
Chung-En Zah, Corning Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5280:
Materials, Active Devices, and Optical Amplifiers
Connie J. Chang-Hasnain; Dexiu Huang; Yoshiaki Nakano; Xiaomin Ren, Editor(s)

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