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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 791–797

Noise Properties of Microwave Phase Shifters Based on Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers

Seán Ó Dúill, Evgeny Shumakher, and Gadi Eisenstein

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 28, Issue 5, pp. 791-797 (2010)

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In this paper, we present detailed modeling and experiments of the noise properties of a single-stage microwave phase-shifting element based on slow light propagation in a semiconductor optical amplifier. A wideband large-signal model is used to calculate the performance dependencies on gain, input power, and modulation frequency for the case where the red-shifted sideband at the amplifier output is suppressed.

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Seán Ó Dúill, Evgeny Shumakher, and Gadi Eisenstein, "Noise Properties of Microwave Phase Shifters Based on Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers," J. Lightwave Technol. 28, 791-797 (2010)

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