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Low insertion loss and switching energy all-optical gate for 40 Gbit/s WDM networks
Author(s): D. Massoubre; J. Dion; J. Landreau; J. Decobert; A. Shen; J.-L. Oudar
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Paper Abstract

A very low-loss and low switching energy vertical micro-cavity has been developed for all-optical signal reshaping. This saturable absorber-based device shows insertion loss as low as 0.2 dB and a switching energy of 13 μJ/cm2 while keeping a response time lower than 5 ps. Such a low loss and low switching energy device has high potential applications in 2R regenerated transmission lines.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6180, Photonics, Devices, and Systems III, 61801N (18 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.675742
Show Author Affiliations
D. Massoubre, LPN-CNRS (France)
J. Dion, LPN-CNRS (France)
J. Landreau, Alcatel-Thales III-V Lab. (France)
J. Decobert, Alcatel-Thales III-V Lab. (France)
A. Shen, Alcatel-Thales III-V Lab. (France)
J.-L. Oudar, LPN-CNRS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6180:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems III
Pavel Tománek; Miroslav Hrabovský; Miroslav Miler; Dagmar Senderákova, Editor(s)

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