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Reduction of crosstalk in a photonic space-division switching network employing traveling wave amplifiers and automatic power control
Author(s): Conrad Burke; Masahiko M. Fujiwara; Tatsuya Shiragaki
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Paper Abstract

Because of optical loss variations through different connection paths in LiNbO3 switch matrices, optical crosstalk in a photonic space division switching network is enhanced. This work theoretically investigates the power penalty due to optical crosstalk in a 128 line photonic space division switching network which employs loss compensating semiconductor amplifiers, and experimentally confirms the suppression of power penalty by employing an automatic power control (APC) scheme. Experiments have shown the successful operation of an APC system in keeping a constant optical power level throughout the system and the obtained negligible power penalty values obtained agree with a calculated model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1807, Photonic Switching, (28 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147945
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Conrad Burke, NEC Corp. (Japan)
Masahiko M. Fujiwara, NEC Corp. (Japan)
Tatsuya Shiragaki, NEC Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1807:
Photonic Switching

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