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Semiconductor optical amplifiers: performance and applications in optical packet switching [Invited]

Armstrong, I. and Andonovic, I. and Kelly, A.E. (2004) Semiconductor optical amplifiers: performance and applications in optical packet switching [Invited]. Journal of Optical Networking, 3 (12). pp. 882-897. ISSN 1536-5379

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Abstract

Semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) are a versatile core technology and the basis for the implementation of a number of key functionalities central to the evolution of highly wavelength-agile all-optical networks. We present an overview of the state of the art of SOAs and summarize a range of applications such as power boosters, preamplifiers, optical linear (gain-clamped) amplifiers, optical gates, and modules based on the hybrid integration of SOAs to yield high-level functionalities such as all-optical wavelength converters/regenerators and small space switching matrices. Their use in a number of proposed optical packet switching situations is also highlighted.

Item type: Article
ID code: 3536
Keywords: fiber optics, optical communications, optoelectronics, packet switching, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Computer Networks and Communications, Computer Science Applications, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2007
Last modified: 21 May 2015 08:45
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/3536

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