160 Gb/s SOA-based wavelength conversion and all-optical switching of 80 Gb/s data packets using a wavelength converter and a monolithically integrated optical flip-flop

Y. Liu, E. Tangdiongga, M.T. Hill, Z. Li, S. Zhang, H. Waardt, de, J.H.C. Zantvoort, van, E. Smalbrugge, T. Vries, de, J.J.M. Binsma, Y.S. Oei, X.J.M. Leijtens, M.K. Smit, A.M.J. Koonen, G.D. Khoe, H.J.S. Dorren

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Abstract

We demonstrate an error-free 160 Gb/s SOA-based optical wavelength converter. This optical wavelength converter can be controlled by a monolithically integrated optical flip-flop memory to switch 80 Gb/s data-packets all-optically. The optical wavelength converter consists of an SOA and an optical filter. Assisting by an optical bandpass filter, an effectively recovery time of 3 ps is achieved in an SOA, which ensures 160 Gb/s operation. The integrated optical flip-flop based on two-coupled lasers, exhibits single-mode operation, has 35 dB contrast ratio between the states and switches state in about 2 ns. We show that the integrated flip-flop is capable to control an optical wavelength conversion up to 160 Gb/s. The system is capable of routing 80 Gb/s data packets with duration of 35 ns, separated by 15 ns of guard time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Broadband Europe Meeting, 12-13 December 2005, Bordeaux, France
Place of PublicationBordeaux, France
PagesT03A.03-1/4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventBroadband Europe 2005 (BBEurope 2005), December 12-13, 2005, Bordeaux, France - Bordeaux, France
Duration: 12 Dec 200513 Dec 2005

Conference

ConferenceBroadband Europe 2005 (BBEurope 2005), December 12-13, 2005, Bordeaux, France
Abbreviated titleBBEurope 2005
CountryFrance
CityBordeaux
Period12/12/0513/12/05

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