The noise figure of Slow and Fast Light Microwave Photonic phase shifters made up by SOA followed by optical filtering stages is experimentally evaluated. Noise figure results show compression when adding the third cascaded stage.
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J. Lloret, J. Sancho, I. Gasulla, F. Ramos, S. Sales, and J. Capmany, "Noise Figure of Slow Light Cascaded SOA based Microwave Photonic Phase Shifters," in Advanced Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper SLWB5.
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