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Effects of amplified spontaneous emission noise of optical amplifiers on the phase noise of optically generated electrical signals
Author(s): Guohua Qi; Jianping Yao; Joe Seregelyi; Stéphane Paquet; J. Claude Bélisle
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Paper Abstract

The applications of optical amplifiers such as erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs) and semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) are inevitable in most optical transmission links. These optical amplifiers employed in a transmission link will provide amplification to the optical signals to be transmitted, at the same time the amplifiers will also add amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) noise to the amplified optical signals. In radio-over-fiber systems, optical links are used to distribute high quality radio frequency (RF) signal, microwave signal or millimeter-wave (mm-wave) signal over optical fiber for low loss long-distant transmission. In this paper, the effects of amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) noise of optical amplifiers on the quality of the optically generated electrical signals are theoretically studied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5971, Photonic Applications in Nonlinear Optics, Nanophotonics, and Microwave Photonics, 59712D (5 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.628224
Show Author Affiliations
Guohua Qi, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Jianping Yao, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Joe Seregelyi, Communications Research Ctr. Canada (Canada)
Stéphane Paquet, Communications Research Ctr. Canada (Canada)
J. Claude Bélisle, Communications Research Ctr. Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5971:
Photonic Applications in Nonlinear Optics, Nanophotonics, and Microwave Photonics
Roberto A. Morandotti; Harry E. Ruda; Jianping Yao, Editor(s)

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