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Optimizing four-wave mixing performance in semiconductor optical amplifiers
Author(s): Houssem Brahmi; Mourad Menif
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Paper Abstract

The Four Wave-Mixing (FWM) effect in a bulk Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA) is widely used in all-optical communication networks for many applications such as wavelength conversion and fast optical switching. To best achieve such optical functions and bring them into practical stage, we present in this paper some performance criteria dealing with FWM phenomenon in both peaked and broad bandwidth gain SOA. The SOA with a large gain profile has given better performance by increasing the conversion efficiency and signal to background Ratio.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7099, Photonics North 2008, 709914 (12 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.806884
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Houssem Brahmi, École Supérieure des Communications de Tunis (Tunisia)
Mourad Menif, École Supérieure des Communications de Tunis (Tunisia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7099:
Photonics North 2008
Réal Vallée; Michel Piché; Peter Mascher; Pavel Cheben; Daniel Côté; Sophie LaRochelle; Henry P. Schriemer; Jacques Albert; Tsuneyuki Ozaki, Editor(s)

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