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Ultrafast optical signal processing with symmetric-Mach-Zehnder-type all-optical switches
Author(s): Shigeru Nakamura; Takemasa Tamanuki; Morio Takahashi; Yoshiyasu Ueno; Kazuhito Tajima
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate various types of ultrafast all-optical signal processing with Symmetric-Mach-Zehnder (SMZ) all-optical switches incorporating semiconductor optical amplifiers. By using a hybrid-integrated SMZ switch, error-free operations of 336-Gb/s demultiplexing, 42-Gb/s pulse regeneration, and 42-Gb/s wavelength conversion have been achieved. We have also verified the capability of higher bit rate operation by showing 84-Gb/s pulse regeneration and 168-Gb/s wavelength conversion with the variants of the SMZ switch.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4998, Photonic Integrated Systems, (9 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.475849
Show Author Affiliations
Shigeru Nakamura, NEC Corp. (Japan)
Takemasa Tamanuki, NEC Corp. (Japan)
Morio Takahashi, NEC Corp. (Japan)
Yoshiyasu Ueno, Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Kazuhito Tajima, NEC Corp. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4998:
Photonic Integrated Systems
Andrew R. Pirich; Paul L. Repak; Ray T. Chen; Joseph C. Chon; Louay A. Eldada; Andrew R. Pirich; Paul L. Repak; Ray T. Chen; Joseph C. Chon; Louay A. Eldada, Editor(s)

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