Novel automatic control for the optimum optical gain and phase differences in SOA-MZI wavelength converter: Theory and experiment

Joo Youp Kim, Sang Kook Han

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We have proposed, simulated, and experimentally verified the novel automatic control method and apparatus to automatically adjust and constantly maintain the optimum optical gain and phase differences in order to achieve the automatically optimized semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)-Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) wavelength converter (WC) with wide input power dynamic range (IPDR) and maximum extinction ratio (ER). Our automatic control algorithm is proposed through the results of simulation and its validity is confirmed through the experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-140
Number of pages11
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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