Chirp reduction in quantum dot-like semiconductor optical amplifiers

Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

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Brenot, R.; Provost, J.-G.; Legouezigou, O.; Pommereau, F.; Poingt, F.; Legouezigou, L.; Derouin, E.; Drisse, O.; Rousseau, B.; Martin, F.; Lelarge, F.; Duan, G. H. (Alcatel-Thals III-V Lab, Route dpartementale 128, 91767 Palaiseau)
Manzanedo, M. D. (Grupo de Comunicaciones pticas, ITEAM Research Institute, Universidad Politcnica de Valencia, 46022 Valencia, Spain)

The chirp induced by saturated quantum dot SOA is carefully studied. It is demonstrated that circular dots allow for 50 km of transmission at 10 Gb/s, even upon saturation.