Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers

Author: Niloy K Dutta
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814489050
Format: PDF
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This invaluable book provides a comprehensive treatment of design and applications of semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA). SOA is an important component for optical communication systems. It has applications as in-line amplifiers and as functional devices in evolving optical networks. The functional applications of SOAs were first studied in the early 1990's, since then the diversity and scope of such applications have been steadily growing. This is the second edition of a book on Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers first published in 2006 by the same authors. Several chapters and sections representing new developments in the chapters of the first edition have been added. The new chapters cover quantum dot semiconductor optical amplifiers (QD-SOA), reflective semiconductor optical amplifiers (RSOA) for passive optical network applications, two-photon absorption in amplifiers, and, applications of SOA as broadband sources. They represent advances in research, technology and commercial trends in the area of semiconductor optical amplifiers. Semiconductor Optical Amplifier is self-contained and unified in presentation. It can be used as an advanced text by graduate students and by practicing engineers. It is also suitable for non-experts who wish to have an overview of optical amplifiers. The treatments in the book are detailed enough to capture the interest of the curious reader and complete enough to provide the necessary background to explore the subject further. Contents:IntroductionBasic ConceptsRecombination Mechanisms and GainEpitaxial Growth and Amplifier DesignsLow Reflectivity Facet DesignsAmplifier Rate Equations and Operating CharacteristicsPhotonic Integrated Circuit Using AmplifiersFunctional Properties and ApplicationsOptical Logic OperationsOptical Logic CircuitsQuantum Dot AmplifiersReflective Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers (RSOA)Two-photon Absorption in AmplifiersSemiconductor Optical Amplifiers as Broadband Sources Readership: Students and professionals. Keywords:Semiconductor Optical Amplifier;Optical Amplifier;Semiconductor Devices;Photonic Logic;Nonlinear Optics in Semiconductors;Fiber Optic Communication;Optical Logic Circuits;Nonlinear Optics;Reflective Semiconductor Optical Amplifier;Quantum Dot Amplifiers;Two-Photon Effects in Semiconductors;Broadband Sources

Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers

Author: Michael J. Connelly
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306481561
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The semiconductor optical amplifier has emerged as an important component in many optical fibre communication, switching and signal processing systems. This invaluable information source provides a comprehensive and detailed treatment of the design and applications of SOAs.

Quantum Dot Based Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers for O Band Optical Communication

Author: Holger Schmeckebier
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319442759
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This thesis examines the unique properties of gallium arsenide (GaAs)-based quantum-dot semiconductor optical amplifiers for optical communication networks, introducing readers to their fundamentals, basic parameters and manifold applications. The static and dynamic properties of these amplifiers are discussed extensively in comparison to conventional, non quantum-dot based amplifiers, and their unique advantages are elaborated on, such as the fast carrier dynamics and the decoupling of gain and phase dynamics. In addition to diverse amplification scenarios involving single and multiple high symbol rate amplitude and phase-coded data signals, wide-range wavelength conversion as a key functionality for optical signal processing is investigated and discussed in detail. Furthermore, two novel device concepts are developed and demonstrated that have the potential to significantly simplify network architectures, reducing the investment and maintenance costs as well as the energy consumption of future networks.

Nanostructure Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers

Author: Ali Rostami
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642149252
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"Nanostructure Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers" reviews all-optical processing methods currently available and presents semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) as a new building block for this purpose. The authors discuss the overcomes of high frequency operation of SOAs and propose a new all-optical pumping method for the implementation of semiconductor optical amplifiers.

Current Trends in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications

Author: Tien-Pei Lee
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789810226954
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This volume of trends in optical amplifiers and their applications includes such topics as: progess in optical fibre amplifiers; reliability of high-power pump lasers for erbium-doped fibre amplifiers; and inP-based optical switch array using semiconductor optical amplifiers.

Optically Amplified WDM Networks

Author: John Zyskind
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080960982
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With the advent of wavelength routing and dynamic, reconfigurable optical networks, new demands are being made in the design and operation of optical amplifiers. This book provides, for the first time, a comprehensive review of optical amplifier technology in the context of these recent advances in the field. It demonstrates how to manage the trade-offs between amplifier design, network architecture and system management and operation. The book provides an overview of optical amplifiers and reconfigurable networks before examining in greater detail the issues of importance to network operators and equipment manufacturers, including 40G and 100G transmission. Optical amplifier design is fully considered, focusing on fundamentals, design solutions and amplifier performance limitations. Finally, the book discusses other emerging applications for optical amplifiers such as optical networks for high data rate systems, free space systems, long single span links and optical digital networks. This book will be of great value to R&D engineers, network and systems engineers, telecommunications service providers, component suppliers, industry analysts, network operators, postgraduate students, academics and anyone seeking to understand emerging trends in optical networks and the consequent changes in optical amplifier design, features and applications. Provides an in depth and focused review of the new reconfigurable network architecture and its impact on optical amplifiers Addresses 40G and 100G transmission and networking Written by experts in the field with deep technical knowledge and practical experience of commercial practice and concerns