Advantages of gain clamping in semiconductor amplifier crosspoint switches

Kevin A. Williams, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, D. McAuley

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Abstract

The advantages of constructing crosspoint optical switches using gain clamped optical amplifiers were presented. Excellent dynamic range can be achieved even after the cascading of 10 switches, using such switches. The relative merits of gain clamped and travelling wave amplifiers in concatenated cross-point and splitter based switch fabrics were compared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages705-706
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
EventOptical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit - Anaheim, CA, USA United States
Duration: 17 Mar 200222 Mar 2002

Conference

ConferenceOptical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit
CountryUSA United States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period17/03/0222/03/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Williams, K. A., Penty, R. V., White, I. H., & McAuley, D. (2002). Advantages of gain clamping in semiconductor amplifier crosspoint switches. 705-706. Paper presented at Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit, Anaheim, CA, USA United States.