Employing multiple wavelengths for an input packet to achieve uniform SOA gain for high speed optical applications

Abd El Aziz, Ahmad, Ng, Wai Pang, Ghassemlooy, Zabih, Aly, Moustafa and Ngah, Razali (2011) Employing multiple wavelengths for an input packet to achieve uniform SOA gain for high speed optical applications. In: 16th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications (NOC). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Piscataway, NJ, pp. 99-102. ISBN 978-1612847535

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose using an input packet with multiple wavelengths to achieve semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) gain uniformity for high speed optical applications. Rapid SOA gain recovery is a key factor to minimise the output gain standard deviation which results in reducing the system penalties. The SOA is modelled using a segmentation scheme and its theoretical analysis is presented. The output gain standard deviation of an input packet of Gaussian pulses using single wavelength is compared to multiple wavelengths. Output results showed significant improvement of 6, 7.7, 8.7, 8.5 and 8.2 dB in the SOA gain uniformity employing the proposed technique at input rates of 10, 20, 40, 80 and 160 Gb/s, respectively. The same comparison between both techniques is repeated maintaining a fixed packet time duration of 1 ns. The limitations of the proposed technique regarding the applied bias current are also studied at all input data rates.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Presented at the 16th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications (NOC), held at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, 20 - 22 July 2011.
Uncontrolled Keywords: bit rate 40 Gbit/s, bit rate 80 Gbit/s, high speed optical application, input packet, multiple wavelength, segmentation scheme, semiconductor optical amplifier, uniform SOA gain
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
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Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 11:01
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:53
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5612

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