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All optical cross-connect system using erbium-doped fiber-based optical switching unit
Author(s): Chien-Hung Yeh; Chien-Chung Lee; Sien Chi
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Paper Abstract

A novel bidirectional 2×2 optical switch technique, based on the conventional erbium-doped fibers (EDFs) with an operation of pumped or unpumped power level, is proposed and demonstrated experimentally. By using the amplification and absorption function of EDFs and a simply architecture design, the input signals can be switched to a suitable position. The response time of wavelength switching will approach about 2 ms. Moreover, the behavior and system performance of the proposed configuration also have been studied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6025, ICO20: Optical Communication, 60250N (28 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.667014
Show Author Affiliations
Chien-Hung Yeh, Industrial Technology Research Institute (Taiwan)
Chien-Chung Lee, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Sien Chi, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Yuan Ze Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6025:
ICO20: Optical Communication
Yun-Chur Chung; Shizhong Xie, Editor(s)

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