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Advances in Optical Amplifiers

Optical amplifiers play a central role in all categories of fibre communications systems and networks. By compensating for the losses exerted by the transmission medium and the components through which the signals pass, they reduce the need for expensive and slow optical-electrical-optical conversion. The photonic gain media, which are normally based on glass- or semiconductor-based waveguides, can amplify many high speed wavelength division multiplexed channels simultaneously. Recent research has also concentrated on wavelength conversion, switching, demultiplexing in the time domain and other enhanced functions. Advances in Optical Amplifiers presents up to date results on amplifier performance, along with explanations of their relevance, from leading researchers in the field. Its chapters cover amplifiers based on rare earth doped fibres and waveguides, stimulated Raman scattering, nonlinear parametric processes and semiconductor media. Wavelength conversion and other enhanced signal processing functions are also considered in depth. This book is targeted at research, development and design engineers from teams in manufacturing industry, academia and telecommunications service operators.

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Advances in Optical AmplifiersEdited by Paul Urquhart

Published: February 14th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/571

ISBN: 978-953-307-186-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4905-7

Copyright year: 2011

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62479 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

52 Web of Science Citations

22 Dimensions Citations


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1. Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers

By M. Haridim, B.I. Lembrikov, Y. Ben-Ezra


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2. Semiconductor Optical Amplifier Nonlinearities and Their Applications for Next Generation of Optical Networks

By Youssef Said and Houria Rezig


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3. A Frequency Domain Systems Theory Perspective for Semiconductor Optical Amplifier - Mach Zehnder Interferometer Circuitry in Routing and Signal Processing Applications

By George T. Kanellos, Maria Spyropoulou, Konstantinos Vyrsokinos, Amalia Miliou and Nikos Pleros


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4. Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers and their Application for All Optical Wavelength Conversion

By Oded Raz


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5. The Application of Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers in All-Optical Wavelength Conversion and Radio Over Fiber Systems

By Lin Chen, Jianjun Yu, Jia Lu, Hui Zhou and Fan Li


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6. Impact of Pump-Probe Time Delay on the Four Wave Mixing Conversion Efficiency in Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers

By Narottam Das, Hitoshi Kawaguchi and Kamal Alameh


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7. Pattern Effect Mitigation Technique Using Optical Filters for Semiconductor-Optical-Amplifier Based Wavelength Conversion

By Jin Wang


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8. Chromatic Dispersion Monitoring Method Based on Semiconductor Optical Amplifier Spectral Shift in 40 Gbit/s Optical Communication Systems

By Ming Chen


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9. Slow and Fast Light in Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers for Microwave Photonics Applications

By Perrine Berger, Jérôme Bourderionnet, Daniel Dolfi, Fabien Bretenaker and Mehdi Alouini


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10. Photonic Integrated Semiconductor Optical Amplifier Switch Circuits

By R. Stabile and K.A. Williams


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11. Negative Feedback Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers and All-Optical Triode

By Yoshinobu Maeda


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12. Coherent Radiation Generation and Amplification in Erbium Doped Systems

By Sterian Andreea Rodica


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13. Optical Amplifiers from Rare-Earth Co-Doped Glass Waveguides

By G. Vijaya Prakash, S. Surendra Babu and A. Amarnath Reddy


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14. Tunable Fibre Lasers Based on Optical Amplifiers and an Opto-VLSI Processor

By Feng Xiao, Kamal Alameh and Yong Tak Lee


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15. Equivalent Circuit Models for Optical Amplifiers

By Jau-Ji Jou and Cheng-Kuang Liu


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16. Dual-Wavelength Pumped Dispersion-Compensating Fibre Raman Amplifiers

By André Brückmann, Guido Boyen, Paul Urquhart, Amaia Legarrea Imízcoz, Nuria Miguel Zamora, Bruno Bristiel and Juan Mir Pieras


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17. Fiber Bragg Grating-Based Optical Amplifiers

By Shien-Kuei Liaw, Kuang-Yu Hsu, Kuei-Chu Hsu and Peng-Chun Peng


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18. Burst-Mode Optical Amplifres for Passive Optical Networks

By Ken-Ichi Suzuki


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19. Cascaded Nonlinear Optical Mixing in a Noncollinear Optical Parametric Amplifier

By Chao-Kuei Lee


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