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Experimental demonstration of impact of amplified spontaneous emission on devices based on cross-gain modulation in semiconductor optical amplifiers
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Paper Abstract

We study the impact of Amplified Spontaneous Emission (ASE) noise on a Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA)-based optical pulse delay discriminator and SOA-based distance ranger. Our experiments show that ASE reduces the sensitivity of these SOA-based devices and we confirm this finding by carrying out extensive simulations by modeling the ASE response of SOAs. The simulation results, obtained by numerical integration of these equations in MATLABTM using the NIMRODTM portal, are in qualitative agreement with experimental results.

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Date Published: 21 June 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6603, Noise and Fluctuations in Photonics, Quantum Optics, and Communications, 660324 (21 June 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.724615
Show Author Affiliations
Bipin Sankar Gopalakrishna Pillai, The Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Ka Lun Lee, The Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, The Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Malin Premaratne, The Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Monash Univ. (Australia)
Christina Lim, The Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6603:
Noise and Fluctuations in Photonics, Quantum Optics, and Communications
Leon Cohen, Editor(s)

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