Measurements of very low bit-error rates of optical switches based on semiconductor optical amplifiers

Abstract

Very low bit-error-rate (BER) performance of an 8/spl times/8 nonblocking optical switch based on semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) was measured using a simple extrapolation technique and optical disturbance. The results show the impact of SOA's amplified spontaneous emission and dynamic gain saturation on the low BER (<10/sup -12/) behavior of the… (More)

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@article{Zhou1997MeasurementsOV, title={Measurements of very low bit-error rates of optical switches based on semiconductor optical amplifiers}, author={Jianying Zhou and J. D. Chrostowski and P. Myslinski}, journal={IEEE Photonics Technology Letters}, year={1997}, volume={9}, pages={1131-1133} }