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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard A. Linke
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 12 — Dec. 3, 2004
  • pp: 882–897

Semiconductor optical amplifiers: performance and applications in optical packet switching [Invited]

Ian Armstrong, Ivan Andonovic, and Anthony Kelly  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 3, Issue 12, pp. 882-897 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JON.3.000882


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Abstract

Feature Issue on Optical Interconnection Networks (OIN)

Semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) are a versatile core technology and the basis for the implementation of a number of key functionalities central to the evolution of highly wavelength-agile all-optical networks. We present an overview of the state of the art of SOAs and summarize a range of applications such as power boosters, preamplifiers, optical linear (gain-clamped) amplifiers, optical gates, and modules based on the hybrid integration of SOAs to yield high-level functionalities such as all-optical wavelength converters/regenerators and small space switching matrices. Their use in a number of proposed optical packet switching situations is also highlighted.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Optical Interconnection Networks

History
Original Manuscript: August 2, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 2, 2004
Published: November 10, 2004

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Optical Interconnection Networks (2004) Journal of Optical Networking

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Ian Armstrong, Ivan Andonovic, and Anthony Kelly, "Semiconductor optical amplifiers: performance and applications in optical packet switching [Invited]," J. Opt. Netw. 3, 882-897 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?URI=jon-3-12-882

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