Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 4, Issue 12, 690 (2006)
Optical power equalization using Fabry-Perot semiconductor optical amplifier
[in Chinese], [in Chinese], [in Chinese], and [in Chinese]
- Key Laboratory of Broadband Optical Fiber Transmission and Communication Networks, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054
A novel scheme of optical power equalization based on Fabry-Perot semiconductor optical amplifier (FP-SOA) is proposed. Because of the gain characteristic of FP-SOA, real-time controlling mechanism according to input optical power is aborted in the scheme. The simulations show that 10-dB pulse peak power variation can be clamped in less than 1 dB. The influences of injecting current, pulse periods, and pulse width are discussed.