SOA-assisted Sagnac switch and investigation of its roadmap from 10 to 40 GHz

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dc.contributor.author Houbavlis, T en
dc.contributor.author Zoiros, KE en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:19:33Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:19:33Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en
dc.identifier.issn 0306-8919 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/15560
dc.subject All-optical networks en
dc.subject Nonlinear Sagnac interferometer en
dc.subject Optical time division multiplexing (OTDM) en
dc.subject Semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) en
dc.subject SOA-assisted Sagnac switch en
dc.subject Ultra-high speed optical signal processing en
dc.subject.classification Engineering, Electrical & Electronic en
dc.subject.classification Optics en
dc.subject.other Bandwidth en
dc.subject.other Boolean algebra en
dc.subject.other Interferometers en
dc.subject.other Internet en
dc.subject.other Optical communication en
dc.subject.other Optical switches en
dc.subject.other Routers en
dc.subject.other Semiconductor quantum wells en
dc.subject.other Signal processing en
dc.subject.other Time division multiplexing en
dc.subject.other Wavelength division multiplexing en
dc.subject.other All optical networks en
dc.subject.other Nonlinear Sagnac interferometer en
dc.subject.other Photonic networks en
dc.subject.other Light amplifiers en
dc.title SOA-assisted Sagnac switch and investigation of its roadmap from 10 to 40 GHz en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1023/A:1027394606525 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1027394606525 en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2003 en
heal.abstract Future broadband optical communications networks will rely on all-optical switches to perform a set of processing functions exclusively in the optical domain. Interferometric optical switches using semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) nonlinearities can perform efficient optical switching with few tens of fJ control energies and short fiber lengths allowing for monolithic integration. In this paper we present work performed with a three terminal SOA-assisted Sagnac interferometer. We review all-optical Boolean AND and XOR logic results at 10 GHz and 10 Gb/s for full duty cycle and pseudo-random data pattern operation, respectively, achieved with adequate contrast ratios, remarkably low switching energies and low pattern dependence. The ability of the device to be cascaded was proved up to 10 GHz by recirculating stably for hours arbitrary pattern profiles. Finally, and in view of the extension of photonic networks single channel data rates beyond 40 Gb/s, the performance of the switch was simulated in terms of its critical parameters. The obtained results showed that full switching operation at 40 GHz or higher is feasible either by deploying gain recovery reduction techniques in bulk and quantum well SOAs or alternatively other technologically advanced optical devices, such as quantum dot SOAs. en
heal.publisher KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL en
heal.journalName Optical and Quantum Electronics en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1023/A:1027394606525 en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000186337300004 en
dc.identifier.volume 35 en
dc.identifier.issue 13 en
dc.identifier.spage 1175 en
dc.identifier.epage 1203 en

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