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Scalability limitations of optical access and metro networks due to the polarization-dependent gain of semiconductor optical amplifiers
Author(s): I. Roudas; N. Antoniades
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Paper Abstract

This article presents, for the first time, the derivation of approximate analytical formulae for the probability density function and the cumulative density function of the optical signal-to-noise ratio variation in optical local and metropolitan area networks due to the weakly polarization-dependent gain of cascaded semiconductor optical amplifiers. The cumulative density function is used to calculate the outage probability and derive specifications for the maximum allowable value of polarization-dependent gain per semiconductor optical amplifier in order to achieve a given network size.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6388, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for Networking V, 63880J (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.684893
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I. Roudas, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
N. Antoniades, CUNY/College of Staten Island (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6388:
Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for Networking V
Benjamin B. Dingel; Ken-ichi Sato; Werner Weiershausen; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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