Novel constant output power control of a semiconductor optical amplifier based switch

A. Wonfor, S. Yu, R. V. Penty, I. H. White

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Abstract

A novel output modulation power monitor and control scheme based on semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) was proposed which avoids the need for optical power monitoring. The performance of the SOA based gate was evaluated by measuring its gain versus input power characteristics. A direct relationship was found between the output power level and the rf monitor current. The radio frequency (rf) monitor current was independent of the SOA dc drive current and the input optical power.

Original languageEnglish
Pages43-44
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2001
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) - Baltimore, MD, USA United States
Duration: 6 May 200111 May 2001

Conference

ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)
CountryUSA United States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period6/05/0111/05/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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