Abstract

We theoretically explored the system limits of various single-and multichannel transmission links employing semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs). For this purpose, we developed an accurate model to describe the amplifier dynamics in the moderate and low saturation regimes. Our simulation results revealed the delicate balance among the level of saturation, the signal-to-noise ratio, and the amount of gain per amplifier required for optimum system performance. The modeling results have been confirmed by recent experimental work in this area.

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P. Brosson, "Analytical model of a semiconductor optical amplifier", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 12, pp. 49-54, Jan. 1994.

L. F. Tiemeijer et al., "Polarization resolved, complete characterization of 1310 nm fiber pigtailed multiple-quantum-well optical amplifiers", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 14, pp. 1524-1533, June 1996 .

N. A. Olsson, "Lightwave systems with optical amplifiers", J. Lightwave Technol., vol. 7, pp. 1071-1082, July 1989 .

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