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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
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      Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
      Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2007
      Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 16:40
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/3536

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