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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 1 — Mar. 25, 2006
  • pp: 11–15

All-optical Regenerator Using Semi-reflective Semiconductor Optical Amplifier

T.Y. Kim, J.Y. Kim, and S.K. Han  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 11-15 (2006)

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We have proposed and theoretically verified an optical regenerator using a single semi-reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (SR-SOA). To explain the operation characteristics and the operation condition of the proposed opticalregenerator, the simplified gain model for the SR-SOA is introduced and confirmed by comparing the result of the SOA simulation based on the transfer matrix method (TMM). The simulation results show that both extinction ratio (ER) enhancement and signal amplification can be achieved in the proposed regenerator.

© 2006 Optical Society of Korea

OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

Original Manuscript: February 10, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2006
Published: March 1, 2006

T.Y. Kim, J.Y. Kim, and S.K. Han, "All-optical Regenerator Using Semi-reflective Semiconductor Optical Amplifier," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 10, 11-15 (2006)

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