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Simulation and analysis of gain-transparent SOA used as optical phase-modulator in DPSK applications
Author(s): Wei Hong; Dexiu Huang; Xinliang Zhang; Guangxi Zhu
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Paper Abstract

Gain-transparent semiconductor optical amplifier (GT-SOA) can be used as optical phase-modulators in Mach-zehnder interferometer configuration for 2R or 3R regeneration, wavelength conversion of differential phase modulated signals and all-optical format conversion from on-off keying (OOK) to binary phase shift keying (BPSK). Numerical simulation of the phase modulation effect of GT-SOA is performed using a wideband dynamic model and the performance is evaluated using the differential-phase-Q factor. Performance improvement by holding light injection is analyzed and non-return-to-zero (NRZ) and return-to-zero (RZ) modulation formats of the OOK signal are considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6782, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices II, 67822L (19 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.746873
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Wei Hong, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Dexiu Huang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Xinliang Zhang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Guangxi Zhu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6782:
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices II
Yoshiaki Nakano, Editor(s)

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