Semiconductor Optical Amplifier Fundamentals

Authored by: Michael J. Connelly

Handbook of Optoelectronic Device Modeling and Simulation

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498749466
eBook ISBN: 9781315152301
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315152301-20

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Abstract

The rapid growth in the development of optical networks requires small, inexpensive, and easy-to-integrate optical amplifiers for use as basic amplifiers (power boosters, in-line amplifiers to compensate for fiber loss, and optical receiver preamplifiers) and also as optoelectronic signal processing devices such as wavelength converters, optical switches, intensity and phase modulators, logic gates, and dispersion compensators.

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