160Gb/s characterisation of gain and phase dynamics of a semiconductor optical amplifier

Konferenz: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
16.09.2007- 20.09.2007 in Berlin, Germany

Tagungsband: ECOC 2007

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Gavioli, G.; Thomsen, B.; Bayvel, P. (Optical Networks Group, Dept. of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London (UCL), Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE, United Kingdom)

We report the first characterisation of nonlinear gain, phase and chirp dynamics of an SOA at 160Gb/s using a spectrogram measurement technique. Results are key for the design of 160Gb/s optical SOA-based wavelength converters.