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Microwave optical splitter/amplifier integrated chip (MOSAIC) using semiconductor optical amplifiers
Author(s): Charles Zmudzinski; E. Twyford; Lawrence J. Lembo; Roosevelt Johnson; Fernando D. Alvarez; Doyle T. Nichols; John C. Brock
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Paper Abstract

Microwave optical splitter/amplifier integrated chip devices using semiconductor optical amplifiers are investigated for use in large optical signal distribution systems requiring high dynamic range. After demonstrating the need for optical amplification in large optical distribution systems, we show that the amplifier length should be minimized in order to minimize the noise figure, and that the optical power level should be well below the saturation power. We have demonstrated 11 dB fiber-to-fiber RF gain in a 1 X 4 device, and 15 dB single-pass optical gain in an active 1 X 10 multimode splitter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 November 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2844, Photonics and Radio Frequency, (22 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259001
Show Author Affiliations
Charles Zmudzinski, TRW, Inc. (United States)
E. Twyford, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Lawrence J. Lembo, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Roosevelt Johnson, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Fernando D. Alvarez, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Doyle T. Nichols, Ciena Corp. (United States)
John C. Brock, TRW, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2844:
Photonics and Radio Frequency
Brian M. Hendrickson, Editor(s)

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