Design Analysis and Performance Optimization of a Lyot Filter for Semiconductor Optical Amplifier Pattern Effect Suppression

@article{Rizou2013DesignAA,
  title={Design Analysis and Performance Optimization of a Lyot Filter for Semiconductor Optical Amplifier Pattern Effect Suppression},
  author={Zoe V. Rizou and K. Zoiros and A. Hatziefremidis and M. J. Connelly},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics},
  year={2013},
  volume={19},
  pages={1-9}
}
In this paper, we analyze in detail, based on numerical modeling, the use of a Lyot filter to suppress the semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) pattern effect. By formulating a robust design strategy, which is based on defining appropriate figures of merit and making the necessary tradeoffs between them, the filter performance can be optimized in terms of the wavelength spacing and detuning of its spectral response. The results obtained from this design procedure agree with experiment and… CONTINUE READING