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Linear optical amplifier (LOA) physics and technology
Author(s): Ashish K. Verma; Richard P. Ratowsky; Daniel A. Francis; Jeffrey D. Walker
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Paper Abstract

The Linear Optical Amplifier (LOA) is a chip-based amplifier that addresses many of the requirements of emerging optical networks: operation under diverse bit rates, channel counts, and switching protocols, as well as reduced cost and size. In this work, we discuss, in detail, the design and operation of the LOA. Specifically, we consider the performance characteristics of the VCSEL and the amplifier, as well as the relationship between the two. Resulting trade-offs are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 December 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5594, Physics and Applications of Optoelectronic Devices, (20 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.579890
Show Author Affiliations
Ashish K. Verma, Finisar Corp. (United States)
Richard P. Ratowsky, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Daniel A. Francis, Group 4 Labs. (United States)
Jeffrey D. Walker, Finisar Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5594:
Physics and Applications of Optoelectronic Devices
Joachim Piprek, Editor(s)

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