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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 26 — Dec. 20, 2010
  • pp: 27298–27305

Optical amplitude modulation extinction by a deep saturated ultra-long semiconductor optical amplifier

Napoleão S. Ribeiro, André L. R. Cavacalcante, Cristiano M. Gallep, and Evandro Conforti  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 26, pp. 27298-27305 (2010)

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The recovery of an optical carrier with the deletion of its amplitude modulation is introduced using a deeply saturated ultra-long semiconductor optical amplifier (UL-SOA). The experimental results were achieved for input signal bit rates up to 12.5 Gbps with high extinction ratio (up to 13.9 dB). The influence of parameters such as UL-SOA bias current, optical bandwidth, signal input power, modulation depth and bit rate are analyzed including the carrier spectral broadening effects due to the self-phase modulation effect.

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OCIS Codes
(200.4740) Optics in computing : Optical processing
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

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Original Manuscript: October 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2010
Published: December 10, 2010

Napoleão S. Ribeiro, André L. R. Cavacalcante, Cristiano M. Gallep, and Evandro Conforti, "Optical amplitude modulation extinction by a deep saturated ultra-long semiconductor optical amplifier," Opt. Express 18, 27298-27305 (2010)

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