Semiconductor optical amplifiers in future passive optical networks

Michie, C. and Kelly, A.E. and Andonovic, I. (2008) Semiconductor optical amplifiers in future passive optical networks. In: 21st Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2008. LEOS 2008. IEEE, pp. 667-668. ISBN 978-1-4244-1931-9

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Abstract

New generation passive optical networks (PONs) require amplification to overcome additional losses. Semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) offer a cost effective solution and this paper summarises the potential for SOAs in future PON evolutions.