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Simultaneous optical amplification and splitting for lower-noise and higher-gain microwave signal distribution

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Elizabeth Twyford Kunkee, Charles Zmudzinski, Lawrence J. Lembo, Roosevelt Johnson, Fernando D. Alvarez, Doyle T. Nichols, John C. Brock

TRW, Inc. (USA)

Proc. SPIE 3160, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications VIII, 89 (October 23, 1997); doi:10.1117/12.279459
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  • Optical Technology for Microwave Applications VIII
  • Anastasios P. Goutzoulis
  • San Diego, CA, United States | July 27, 1997

abstract

Semiconductor optical amplifiers are investigated for use in large optical signal distributions systems requiring high dynamic range. The impact of amplifier length on the gain and noise figure of the microwave signal is illustrated experimentally. The performance of a device which simultaneously splits and amplifies the optical signal using the principle of multimode interference will be discussed, and it will be shown that this device has potentially higher performance that the previous generation Y-branch/amplifier combination.

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Elizabeth Twyford Kunkee ; Charles Zmudzinski ; Lawrence J. Lembo ; Roosevelt Johnson ; Fernando D. Alvarez, et al.
"Simultaneous optical amplification and splitting for lower-noise and higher-gain microwave signal distribution", Proc. SPIE 3160, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications VIII, 89 (October 23, 1997); doi:10.1117/12.279459; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.279459


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