Self-Seeded RSOA-Fiber Cavity Lasers vs. ASE Spectrum-Sliced or Externally Seeded Transmitters—A Comparative Study
AbstractReflective semiconductor optical amplifier fiber cavity lasers (RSOA-FCLs) are appealing, colorless, self-seeded, self-tuning and cost-efficient upstream transmitters. They are of interest for wavelength division multiplexed passive optical networks (WDM-PONs) based links. In this paper, we compare RSOA-FCLs with alternative colorless sources, namely the amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) spectrum-sliced and the externally seeded RSOAs. We compare the differences in output power, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), relative intensity noise (RIN), frequency response and transmission characteristics of these three sources. It is shown that an RSOA-FCL offers a higher output power over an ASE spectrum-sliced source with SNR, RIN and frequency response characteristics halfway between an ASE spectrum-sliced and a more expensive externally seeded RSOA. The results show that the RSOA-FCL is a cost-efficient WDM-PON upstream source, borrowing simplicity and cost-efficiency from ASE spectrum slicing with characteristics that are, in many instances, good enough to perform short-haul transmission. To substantiate our statement and to quantitatively compare the potential of the three schemes, we perform data transmission experiments at 5 and 10 Gbit/s. View Full-Text
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Gebrewold, S.A.; Bonjour, R.; Barbet, S.; Maho, A.; Brenot, R.; Chanclou, P.; Brunero, M.; Marazzi, L.; Parolari, P.; Totovic, A.; Gvozdic, D.; Hillerkuss, D.; Hafner, C.; Leuthold, J. Self-Seeded RSOA-Fiber Cavity Lasers vs. ASE Spectrum-Sliced or Externally Seeded Transmitters—A Comparative Study. Appl. Sci. 2015, 5, 1922-1941.
Gebrewold SA, Bonjour R, Barbet S, Maho A, Brenot R, Chanclou P, Brunero M, Marazzi L, Parolari P, Totovic A, Gvozdic D, Hillerkuss D, Hafner C, Leuthold J. Self-Seeded RSOA-Fiber Cavity Lasers vs. ASE Spectrum-Sliced or Externally Seeded Transmitters—A Comparative Study. Applied Sciences. 2015; 5(4):1922-1941.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gebrewold, Simon A.; Bonjour, Romain; Barbet, Sophie; Maho, Anaelle; Brenot, Romain; Chanclou, Philippe; Brunero, Marco; Marazzi, Lucia; Parolari, Paola; Totovic, Angelina; Gvozdic, Dejan; Hillerkuss, David; Hafner, Christian; Leuthold, Juerg. 2015. "Self-Seeded RSOA-Fiber Cavity Lasers vs. ASE Spectrum-Sliced or Externally Seeded Transmitters—A Comparative Study." Appl. Sci. 5, no. 4: 1922-1941.