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

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

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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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.