Characterization of the semiconductor optical amplifier for amplification and photonic switching employing the segmentation model

Abd El Aziz, Ahmad, Ng, Wai Pang, Ghassemlooy, Zabih, Aly, Moustafa, Ngah, Razali and Chiang, Ming-Feng (2008) Characterization of the semiconductor optical amplifier for amplification and photonic switching employing the segmentation model. In: ICTON-MW'08 : International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks "Mediterranean Winter" 2008, 11-13 December 2008, Marrakech.

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Abstract

This paper characterizes the gain and the carrier density responses of a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA). In order to achieve the switching functions in SOA-based optical switches, such as Symmetric Mach-Zehnder (SMZ), the effect of the input signal on the total gain response of the SOA is investigated. The theoretical operation principle is demonstrated using a segmentation model that employs the complete rate equation with third order gain coefficients. Results obtained show the input boundaries and requirements in which the SOA can be efficiently used as an amplifier and as a switch.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Switching systems (Electronic)-Congresses, Optical amplifiers
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics and Information Sciences
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2009 11:01
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 03:43
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/687

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