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

El Aziz, Abd and W. P. , Ng and Z. , Ghassemlooy and H., Aly Moustafa and R. , Ngah and M. F., Chiang (2008) Characterization of the semiconductor optical amplifier for amplification and photonic switching employing the segmentation model. In: ICTON-MW 08, 2008, Greece, Athens.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICTONMW.2008.4773070

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:carrier density, gain response, semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA), stimulated emission
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:16887
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:31 Oct 2011 09:34
Last Modified:31 Oct 2011 09:34

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