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10-Gb/s optical switch using a scheme of ultrafast nonlinear interferometer (UNI)
Author(s): Zhuoran Wang; Jinlong Yu; Jinting Han; Enze Yang
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Paper Abstract

Optical gate switch is a vital part of all-optical signal processing and being investigated. A kind of optical gate switch, called ultrafast nonlinear interferometer (UNI) consisting of a SOA, which is used as a nonlinear component in the path of one-arm MZI, has the advantages of a simple structure and high speed. In this letter, we report a 10GHz all-optical switch based on an UNI. Through our experiment, we found that the switching window depends on many parameters, including the injection current of SOA, the power of control pulse, and the power of continual light.

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Date Published: 7 May 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5281, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems, (7 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.523469
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Zhuoran Wang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Jinlong Yu, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Jinting Han, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Enze Yang, Tianjin Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5281:
Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems
Cedric F. Lam; Chongcheng Fan; Norbert Hanik; Kimio Oguchi, Editor(s)

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