Semiconductor optical amplifiers in future passive optical networks

Michie, C. and Kelly, A.E. and Liu, L. and Andonovic, I. and Zhong, W. (2009) Semiconductor optical amplifiers in future passive optical networks. In: 7th International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing (ICICS 2009), 2009-12-08 - 2009-12-10.

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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.