The Femtosecond Technology Project Pioneers Ultrafast Photonic Device Technology for the Next Generation Photonic Networking

Fujio SAITO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E85-C   No.1   pp.106-116
Publication Date: 2002/01/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Ultrafast Optical Signal Processing and Its Application)
Category: Femtosecond Technology for Photonic Networks
femtosecond technology,  ultrafast optics,  ultrafast optical pulse,  mode-locked laser diode,  all optical switching,  

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Recent activities on ultrafast photonic device technology development in the Femtosecond Technology Project sponsored by NEDO are introduced. Topics include management and control of the higher order dispersions of optical fibers, ultrafast mode-locked semiconductor laser, symmetric Mach-Zehnder type all-optical switch, ultrafast serial-to-parallel signal converter and sub-picosecond wavelength switch. Challenges towards novel ultrafast switching material systems are also described.