We compare three SOA-based noise suppression approaches employed in spectrum-sliced WDM systems. Although the SOA at the transmitter provides best noise suppression, the SOA at the receiver may provide better value in last-mile access applications.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2360) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics links and subsystems
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
A. D. McCoy, P. Horak, M. Ibsen, and D. J. Richardson, "Comparative Study of Spectrum-Sliced Incoherent Light Systems Employing SOA-Based Noise Suppression," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JThB70.