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High-fidelity replication of short optical pulses in an optical fiber loop using a semiconductor optical amplifier
Author(s): Da Feng; Zheng Li; Zheng Zheng; Yuxiao Chen
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Paper Abstract

We have proposed a simple and convenient gain control scheme of the semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) utilizing the amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) from the SOA itself. Based upon this scheme, an optical pulse active replicator using a SOA could be used for high-fidelity replication of short analog optical pulses. Taking into account the ASE noise, a numerical model of the SOA is developed to investigate the optical pulse recirculating propagation in the active replicator. Results indicate that the replicator is feasible and effective. Selecting appropriately operating parameters, such as the loss within the loop, the power of signal pulse and the front-end receiver electrical bandwidth, the replicator can generate a sequence of precise periodic optical pulse trains with low distortion and good SNR.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5628, Semiconductor Lasers and Applications II, (20 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.576214
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Da Feng, Beihang Univ. (China)
Zheng Li, Beihang Univ. (China)
Zheng Zheng, Beihang Univ. (China)
Yuxiao Chen, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5628:
Semiconductor Lasers and Applications II
Jian-quan Yao; Yung Jui Chen; Seok Lee, Editor(s)

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