Flat gain, wide bandwidth of in-line semiconductor optical amplifier in CWDM Systems

Khadijah Ismail, P. Susthitha Menon N V Visvanathan, Sahbudin Shaari, Hesham A. Bakarman, Norhana Arsad, Ahmad Ashrif A Bakar

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Abstract

Semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) is one of the commonly used amplifiers in optical networks. This paper reviews the SOA implementation in coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) systems, which includes the explanation of the fundamental concepts such as the configuration, principle of operation as amplifiers, and the performance in different CWDM topologies. Simulation using OptiSystem software was carried out to determine the gain saturation at high input power and longer wavelengths. It shows that SOA implementation in CWDM networks is capable of providing flat gain for 40 nm wavelength span.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-523
Number of pages8
JournalIETE Technical Review (Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India)
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

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Semiconductor optical amplifiers
Wavelength division multiplexing
Bandwidth
Wavelength
Fiber optic networks
Topology

Keywords

  • Coarse wavelength division multiplexing
  • Flat gain
  • Full spectrum
  • In-line semiconductor optical amplifier

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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