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Semiconductor optical amplifiers in avionics

Michie, Walter and Johnstone, Walter and Andonovic, Ivan and Murphy, Eoin and White, Henry and Kelly, Anthony (2011) Semiconductor optical amplifiers in avionics. In: Avionics, Fiber- Optics and Photonics Technology Conference (AVFOP), 2011 IEEE, 2011-10-04 - 2011-10-06.

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RSOAs have been demonstrated to operate within a WDM PON architectures over a >;60nm wavelength range with large path loss capabilities. Two RSOAs enable contiguous operation over the S, C and L bands; results indicate clearly that WDM architectures suitable for avionics with a PLC of >;25dB are possible with only two devices. Performance at extended temperature ranges will be reported later in detail