Whitepaper on Semiconductor Optical Amplifier


This White Paper explains the basic structure and device characteristics of Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA) technology, along with typical uses and comparison of characteristics from various aspects, including reliability and applications. Anritsu hopes this White Paper will give readers a better understanding of SOA features and uses to facilitate adoption in a wide variety of applications.

Contents of the Whitepaper-

  1. Principles of SOA 

    • Features of SOA and Differences from Other Amplifiers
    • Basic Structure
    • Structure of Active Layer
    • Module Configuration
  2. SOA Features

    • Module Characteristics
    • Reliability
  3. Applications  

    • Optical Transceivers

    • PON

    • Optical Switches

    • Others