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SOA-EA chip," LEOS 806-807 (2007).

F. Ohman, J. Mork, B. Tromborg, "Output power PDF of a saturated semiconductor optical
amplifier: Second-order noise contributions by path integral method," IEEE J. Quant. Electron. 43, 1188-1197 (2007).

M. J. Connelly, "Wide-band steady-state numerical model and parameter
extraction of a tensile-strained bulk semiconductor optical
amplifier," IEEE J. Quant. Electron. 43, 47-56 (2007).

D. Yevick, T. Lu, "Improved multicanonical algorithms," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A 23, 2912-2918 (2006).

A. D. McCoy, P. Horak, M. Ibsen, D. J. Richardson, "Performance comparison of spectrum-slicing techniques
employing SOA-based noise suppression at the transmitter or receiver," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1494-1496 (2006).

Y. Guan, R. Fleissner, P. Joyce, S. M. Krone, "Markov chain monte carlo in small worlds," Statist. Comput. 16, 193-202 (2006).

A. D. McCoy, P. Horak, B. C. Thomsen, M. Ibsen, D. J. Richardson, "Noise suppression of incoherent light using a
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A. D. McCoy, B. C. Thomsen, M. Ibsen, D. J. Richardson, "Filtering effects in a spectrum-sliced WDM system
using SOA-based noise reduction," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 680-682 (2004).

T. Yamatoya, F. Koyama, "Optical preamplifier using optical modulation of
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T.-Y. Kim, "Intensity noise suppression of 2.5 Gb/s
spectrum-sliced incoherent signal using a gain-saturated SOA
injected by broadband light," OECC 46-47 (2004).

F. Ohman, S. Bischoff, B. Tromborg, J. Mork, "Noise and regeneration in semiconductor waveguides
with saturable gain and absorption," IEEE J. Quant. Electron. 40, 245-255 (2004).

T. Yamatoya, F. Koyama, "Noise suppression of spectrum-sliced light using
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saturated semiconductor optical amplifier in spectrum sliced WDM
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saturated semiconductor optical amplifier in spectrum sliced WDM
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Y. Katagiri, K. Suzuki, K. Aida, "Intensity stabilisation of spectrum-sliced Gaussian
radiation based on amplitude squeezing using semiconductor optical
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A. Bilenca, G. Eisenstein, "Statistical noise properties of an optical pulse
propagating in a nonlinear semiconductor optical amplifier," IEEE J. Quant. Electron. 41, 36-44 (2005).

M. J. Connelly, "Wide-band steady-state numerical model and parameter
extraction of a tensile-strained bulk semiconductor optical
amplifier," IEEE J. Quant. Electron. 43, 47-56 (2007).

F. Ohman, S. Bischoff, B. Tromborg, J. Mork, "Noise and regeneration in semiconductor waveguides
with saturable gain and absorption," IEEE J. Quant. Electron. 40, 245-255 (2004).

H. J. S. Dorren, D. Lenstra, L. Yong, M. T. Hill, G.-D. Khoe, "Nonlinear polarization rotation in semiconductor
optical amplifiers: Theory and application to all-optical flip-flop
memories," IEEE J. Quant. Electron. 39, 141-148 (2003).

A. Mecozzi, J. Mork, "Saturation effects in nondegenerate four-wave mixing
between short optical pulses in semiconductor laser amplifiers," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quant. Electron. 3, 1190-1207 (1997).

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S. J. Kim, J. H. Han, J. S. Lee, C. S. Park, "Intensity noise suppression in spectrum-sliced
incoherent light communication systems using a gain-saturated
semiconductor optical amplifier," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 1042-1044 (1999).

M. Zhao, G. Morthier, R. Baets, "Analysis and optimization of intensity noise reduction
in spectrum-sliced WDM systems using a saturated semiconductor
optical amplifier," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 390-392 (2002).

T. Lu, D. O. Yevick, L. Yan, B. Zhang, A. E. Willner, "An experimental approach to multicanonical sampling," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1978-1980 (2004).

W. Pellegrini, J. Zweck, C. R. Menyuk, R. Holzlohner, "Computation of bit error ratios for a dense WDM system
using the noise covariance matrix and multicanonical Monte Carlo
methods," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1644-1646 (2005).

Y. Yadin, M. Shtaif, M. Orenstein, "Bit-error rate of optical DPSK in fiber systems by
multicanonical Monte Carlo simulations," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1355-1357 (2005).

A. D. McCoy, P. Horak, M. Ibsen, D. J. Richardson, "Performance comparison of spectrum-slicing techniques
employing SOA-based noise suppression at the transmitter or receiver," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1494-1496 (2006).

D. Yevick, "Multicanonical communication system
modeling-application to PMD statistics," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 1512-1514 (2002).

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nonlinearity on the performance of high-speed intensity-modulation
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E. Forestieri, "Evaluating the error probability in lightwave systems
with chromatic dispersion, arbitrary pulse shape and pre- and
postdetection filtering," J. Lightw. Technol. 18, 1493-1503 (2000).

T. Yamatoya, F. Koyama, "Optical preamplifier using optical modulation of
amplified spontaneous emission in saturated semiconductor optical
amplifier," J. Lightw. Technol. 22, 1290-1295 (2004).

A. D. McCoy, P. Horak, B. C. Thomsen, M. Ibsen, D. J. Richardson, "Noise suppression of incoherent light using a
gain-saturated SOA: Implications for spectrum-sliced WDM systems," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 2399-2409 (2005).

A. O. Lima, C. R. Menyuk, "Error estimation in multicanonical Monte Carlo
simulations with applications to polarization-mode-dispersion
emulators," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 3781-3789 (2005).

S. Ayotte, M. Rochette, J. Magne, L. A. Rusch, S. LaRochelle, "Experimental verification and capacity prediction of
FE-OCDMA using superimposed FBG," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 724-731 (2005).

D. Yevick, T. Lu, "Improved multicanonical algorithms," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A 23, 2912-2918 (2006).

A. Bilenca, G. Eisenstein, "Fokker-planck and langevin analyses of noise
accompanying the amplification of optical pulses in semiconductor
optical amplifiers," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 22, 1632-1639 (2005).

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SOA-EA chip," LEOS 806-807 (2007).

T.-Y. Kim, "Intensity noise suppression of 2.5 Gb/s
spectrum-sliced incoherent signal using a gain-saturated SOA
injected by broadband light," OECC 46-47 (2004).

B. A. Berg, T. Neuhaus, "Multicanonical ensemble: A new approach to simulate
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D. Forsyth, "Spectrum-sliced broadband source intensity noise
reduction using semiconductor optical amplifier nonlinear gain
compression," Proc. SPIE 5825, 448-454 (2005).

Y. Guan, R. Fleissner, P. Joyce, S. M. Krone, "Markov chain monte carlo in small worlds," Statist. Comput. 16, 193-202 (2006).

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