Cascadability assessment of a 2R regenerator based on a saturable absorber and a semiconductor optical amplifier in a path switchable recirculating loop

M. Gay, L. Bramerie, David Massoubre, A. O'Hare, A. Shen, J.L. Oudar, J.-C. Simon

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Abstract

We assess a new 2R regenerator based on a microcavity saturable absorber and a semiconductor optical amplifier. Cascadability is demonstrated and the impact of regeneration span is studied in a 10-Gb/s two-path recirculating loop. A wavelength study demonstrates the tunability of the device over 13 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1273-1275
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume18
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2006

Keywords

  • 2R regeneration
  • optical communication
  • saturable absorber (SA)
  • semiconductor optical amplifier
  • vertical microcavity

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