Ultrafast All-Optical Switching of OTDM Signal for Wavelength Routing Using FWM in SOA

Takashi MORI  Hitoshi KAWAGUCHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E87-C   No.12   pp.2189-2192
Publication Date: 2004/12/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Lasers, Quantum Electronics
Keyword: 
optical switching,  wavelength conversion,  OTDM,  semiconductor optical amplifiers,  four-wave mixing,  

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Summary: 
Ultrafast all-optical switching was experimentally demonstrated using four-wave mixing in an SOA. Two pump pulses with different wavelengths and timings were used for 12 switching. The cross-correlation measurements of FWM signals using a short reference pulse show the high-speed switching capability for wavelength routing in OTDM networks.