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Semiconductor optical amplifier switch matrices for optical header recognition
Author(s): M. Dagenais; Geunmin Ryu; Simarjeet Saini; F. Toudeh-Fallah; R. Gyurek; P. Donner
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Paper Abstract

All-optical header recognition using a tree-structure is reported for a three-bit address. Each bit of a three bit header is read using an optical Sagnac AND gate and the outcome is used to control each level of the three level tree-structure switch. Traffic at 10 Gb/s (payload) is directed through the switch and each possible address outcome is validated. Reflective semiconductor optical amplifiers (RSOAs) are used as the 1 x 2 space switch at each node of the tree-structure switch. A noise propagation analysis that considers mostly amplified spontaneous emission noise is presented. This analysis takes into account the saturation power of the SOAs, their noise figure, the gain of each SOA and the coupled optical power. It is concluded that large switches based on semiconductor optical amplifiers can be constructed using cascaded SOAs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2008
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6897, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits X, 68970X (12 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.769443
Show Author Affiliations
M. Dagenais, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
Geunmin Ryu, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
Simarjeet Saini, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
F. Toudeh-Fallah, Cisco Systems Inc. (United States)
R. Gyurek, Cisco Systems Inc. (United States)
P. Donner, Cisco Systems Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6897:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits X
Louay A. Eldada; El-Hang Lee, Editor(s)

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