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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 13 — Jun. 27, 2005
  • pp: 5080–5086

Theoretical and experimental study of fundamental differences in the noise suppression of high-speed SOA-based all-optical switches

Mads L. Nielsen, Jesper Mørk, Rei Suzuki, Jun Sakaguchi, and Yoshiyasu Ueno  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 13, pp. 5080-5086 (2005)

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We identify a fundamental difference between the ASE noise filtering properties of different all-optical SOA-based switch configurations, and divide the switches into two classes. An in-band ASE suppression ratio quantifying the difference is derived theoretically and the impact of the ASE filtering on the optical spectrum is verified experimentally using a hybrid DISC setup. ASE power suppression of around 3 dB over the total signal bandwidth is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 3, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2005
Published: June 27, 2005

Mads Nielsen, Jesper Mørk, Rei Suzuki, Jun Sakaguchi, and Yoshiyasu Ueno, "Theoretical and experimental study of fundamental differences in the noise suppression of high-speed SOA-based all-optical switches," Opt. Express 13, 5080-5086 (2005)

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