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Waveguide optical amplifier for telecom applications
Author(s): S. Taccheo; M. Zannin; K. Ennser; D. Careglio; J. Solé-Pareta; J. Aracil
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we review progress in optical gain clamped waveguide amplifiers for applications to optical communications. We demonstrate that compact waveguide devices may offer advantages compared to standard fiber amplifiers. In particular we focus on the application of gain clamping and optical burst switching networks where physical impairments may occur due to variation of the input power.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7218, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XIII, 721806 (9 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.811940
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S. Taccheo, Swansea Univ. (United Kingdom)
M. Zannin, Swansea Univ. (United Kingdom)
K. Ennser, Swansea Univ. (United Kingdom)
D. Careglio, Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
J. Solé-Pareta, Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
J. Aracil, Univ. de Madrid (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7218:
Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XIII
Jean-Emmanuel Broquin; Christoph M. Greiner, Editor(s)

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