An adjustable gain clamped semiconductor optical amplifier (AGC-SOA)

C. Michie, A.E. Kelly, I. Armstrong, I. Andonovic, C. Tombling

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Abstract

The operation of a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)-ring laser-based subsystem, with the capability to provide adjustable gain-clamped operation, will be described, and preliminary characterization results will be presented. The device uses two SOAs in a ring-cavity topology: one to amplify the signal and the other to control the gain. This type of subsystem finds applications in packet-based dynamic systems where it may be used for power equalization and linear amplification.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1466-1473
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

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Keywords

  • gain clamping
  • linear optical amplifiers
  • multiwavelength amplification
  • semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs).

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Michie, C. ; Kelly, A.E. ; Armstrong, I. ; Andonovic, I. ; Tombling, C. / An adjustable gain clamped semiconductor optical amplifier (AGC-SOA). In: Journal of Lightwave Technology. 2007 ; Vol. 25, No. 6. pp. 1466-1473.
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In: Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 25, No. 6, 06.2007, p. 1466-1473.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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