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Self-routing all-optical switch for WDM applications
Author(s): Franco Chiaraluce; Ennio Gambi; Paola Pierleoni
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Paper Abstract

We present the theory and modeling of an all-optical device which realizes self-routing of waves at different wavelengths. The device exploits spatial soliton interaction in the Kerr-like nonlinear medium and can be used in WDM networks. Interaction is governed by four-wave mixing that produces the desired effects under suitable excitation conditions. We give the example of a device able to route ten wavelengths, with good spatial separation at the output and practically no loss.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3491, 1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications, (4 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328584
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Franco Chiaraluce, Univ. di Ancona (Italy)
Ennio Gambi, Univ. di Ancona (Italy)
Paola Pierleoni, Univ. di Ancona (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3491:
1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications
George A. Lampropoulos; Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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