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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2003
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Noise in Amplifiers

Yoshihisa Yamamoto and Kyo Inoue

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 2895- (2003)

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This review article is dedicated to the late Professor Hermann A. Haus. The noise of linear amplifiers is discussed in terms of the fundamental law of quantum mechanics and is analyzed using an electrical circuit model. The operational principles of two types of amplifiers-negative conductance amplifier and nonlinear susceptance amplifier-are studied with a special emphasis on those at optical frequencies. The application of such optical amplifiers to optical telecommunication systems is reviewed.

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Yoshihisa Yamamoto and Kyo Inoue, "Noise in Amplifiers," J. Lightwave Technol. 21, 2895- (2003)

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