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Cascadability assessment of a 2R regenerator based on a saturable absorber and a semiconductor optical amplifier in a path switchable recirculating loop

Gay, M. and Bramerie, L. and Massoubre, David and O'Hare, A. and Shen, A. and Oudar, J.L. and Simon, J.-C. (2006) Cascadability assessment of a 2R regenerator based on a saturable absorber and a semiconductor optical amplifier in a path switchable recirculating loop. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 18 (11). pp. 1273-1275. ISSN 1041-1135

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Abstract

We assess a new 2R regenerator based on a microcavity saturable absorber and a semiconductor optical amplifier. Cascadability is demonstrated and the impact of regeneration span is studied in a 10-Gb/s two-path recirculating loop. A wavelength study demonstrates the tunability of the device over 13 nm.