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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 15 — Jul. 28, 2014
  • pp: 17854–17871

Amplification of advanced modulation formats with a semiconductor optical amplifier cascade

S. Koenig, R. Bonk, H. Schmuck, W. Poehlmann, Th. Pfeiffer, C. Koos, W. Freude, and J. Leuthold  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 17854-17871 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.017854


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Abstract

The convergence of optical metro networks and access networks extends the area of network coverage, and therefore requires the use of optical amplifiers. For this purpose, semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) would be attractive, because they are broadband, can be centered between 1250 nm and 1600 nm, and because they are cheap in production and operation. We show that signals encoded with advanced modulation formats such as BPSK, QPSK, 8PSK, and 16QAM can be amplified by a cascade of at least four SOAs. This enables high-capacity paths with a capacity in the order of Tbit/s for converged metro-access networks.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 12, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 29, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 30, 2014
Published: July 16, 2014

Citation
S. Koenig, R. Bonk, H. Schmuck, W. Poehlmann, Th. Pfeiffer, C. Koos, W. Freude, and J. Leuthold, "Amplification of advanced modulation formats with a semiconductor optical amplifier cascade," Opt. Express 22, 17854-17871 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-15-17854


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