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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1940–1942

Signal-to-noise ratio of a semiconductor optical-amplifier-based optical phase shifter

Evgeny Shumakher, Seán Ó Dúill, and Gadi Eisenstein  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 13, pp. 1940-1942 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001940


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Abstract

We report an experimental characterization of additive noise from a single-stage phase shifter based on slow and fast light propagation in a bulk semiconductor optical amplifier. We examine the influence of redshifted sideband suppression and optical input power on the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the detected signal. We conclude that in spite of the up to a 6 dB reduction in the detected noise, the SNR remains dominated by the decrease in the detected signal power.

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OCIS Codes
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: March 25, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2009
Published: June 22, 2009

Citation
Evgeny Shumakher, Seán Ó Dúill, and Gadi Eisenstein, "Signal-to-noise ratio of a semiconductor optical-amplifier-based optical phase shifter," Opt. Lett. 34, 1940-1942 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-13-1940


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