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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 19 — Sep. 14, 2009
  • pp: 16372–16378

Improvement of modulation bandwidth in multisection RSOA for colorless WDM-PON

Hyun-Soo Kim, Byung-Seok Choi, Ki-Soo Kim, Dong Churl Kim, O-Kyun Kwon, and Dae-Kon Oh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 19, pp. 16372-16378 (2009)

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We demonstrated two-section reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (RSOA) with dramatic improvement of small-signal modulation bandwidth above 10 GHz as colorless source for wavelength division multiplexed-passive optical network (WDM-PON). The device provides the fiber-to-fiber gain of 22.8 dB, 3-dB amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) bandwidth of 30 nm, and ripple of 1.5 dB. Good performance at 2.5 Gbps was obtained with an extinction ratio of 8 dB and a power penalty of 2 dB at a 10−9 bit error rate (BER) up to 20 km transmission.

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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2009
Published: August 31, 2009

Hyun-Soo Kim, Byung-Seok Choi, Ki-Soo Kim, Dong Churl Kim, O-Kyun Kwon, and Dae-Kon Oh, "Improvement of modulation bandwidth in multisection RSOA for colorless WDM-PON," Opt. Express 17, 16372-16378 (2009)

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