The use of semiconductor amplifiers in high speed communications systems is reviewed. Processing of signals at 10 Gb/s in a 40-Gb/s OTDM network is demonstrated using nonlinear loop mirror configurations, and mode lacked ring lasers. Particular attention is paid to the role of carrier density modulation, long believed to be a detrimental effect, and its useful exploitation.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Lightwave Technology|
|Publication status||Published - May 1995|