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1 December 1995 Photonic switch size limitations imposed by phase noise from semiconductor optical amplifiers
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A possible way of realizing large optical space switches is by interconnecting multiple 2 X 2 switching elements based on integrated semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs). In this paper, the switch size limitations are examined, giving a special emphasis to the phase noise, originated by SOAs. Using a DPSK direct detection scheme and multiple optical filters within the switching network, it is shown that the phase noise becomes the most restrictive factor, preventing to connect more than 200 switching elements, for a bit rate in the gigabit/s range.
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Joao Jose De Oliveira Pires "Photonic switch size limitations imposed by phase noise from semiconductor optical amplifiers", Proc. SPIE 2614, All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues, (1 December 1995); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.227845
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