Suppression of chromatic dispersion effects using SOA in analog optical transmission link

Hyun Do Jung, Sang Yoon Lee, Sang Kook Han

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We present an improvement of an analog optical transmission performance by reducing both the nonlinearity and the periodic RF carrier suppression. The proposed technique takes advantage of the gain saturation characteristic of semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) to reduce the intrinsic nonlinearity of electroabsorption-modulated laser (EML) and the negative chirp characteristic of SOA and EML to expand the transmission length and operating frequency. Furthermore, RF signal gain was also obtained through optical signal amplification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-26
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec 1
EventSemiconductor Lasers and Optical Amplifiers for Lightwave Communication Systems - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2002 Jul 292002 Jul 30


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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