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, J.H.C. Zantvoort, van, E. Smalbrugge, T. Vries, de, J.J.M. Binsma, Y.S. Oei, X.J.M. Leijtens, M.K. Smit, G.D. Khoe, H.J.S. Dorren

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Abstract

We demonstrate that 80 Gb/s data-packets can be all-optically switched into two different ports employing an optical wavelength converter controlled by a monolithically integrated optical flip-flop memory. The optical wavelength converter consists of a semiconductor optical amplifier and an optical filter. The integrated optical flip-flop 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 10th Annual Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, 1-2 December 2005, Mons, Belgium
EditorsP. Mégret, M. Wuilpart, S. Bette, N. Staquet
Place of PublicationMons
PublisherIEEE/LEOS
Pages27-30
ISBN (Print)2-960022645
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event10th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, December 1-2, 2005, Mons, Belgium - Mons, Belgium
Duration: 1 Dec 20052 Dec 2005

Conference

Conference10th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, December 1-2, 2005, Mons, Belgium
CountryBelgium
CityMons
Period1/12/052/12/05

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