Characterization of the semiconductor optical amplifier for amplification and photonic switching employing the segmentation model

Ahmad Abd El Aziz, Wai Pang Ng, Zabih Ghassemlooy, Moustafa Aly, Razali Ngah, Ming-Feng Chiang

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Abstract

This paper characterizes the gain and the carrier density responses of a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA). In order to achieve the switching functions in SOA-based optical switches, such as Symmetric Mach-Zehnder (SMZ), the effect of the input signal on the total gain response of the SOA is investigated. The theoretical operation principle is demonstrated using a segmentation model that employs the complete rate equation with third order gain coefficients. Results obtained show the input boundaries and requirements in which the SOA can be efficiently used as an amplifier and as a switch.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventICTON-MW'08 : International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks "Mediterranean Winter" 2008 - Marrakech
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

Conference

ConferenceICTON-MW'08 : International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks "Mediterranean Winter" 2008
Period1/01/08 → …

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