Demonstration of an all-optical simultaneous wavelength converting/space-switching cross-point device

M. F.C. Stephens, R. V. Penty, M. Asghari, I. H. White, K. Guild, M. J. O'Mahony, M. J. Roberston, P. J. Fiddyment

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Abstract

An integrated device consisting of two cascaded 2 × 2 crosspoint switches has been utilized to demonstrate a highly functional integrated routing and wavelength converting switch architecture at a data rate of 2.488 Gb/s. This allows simultaneous space switching and wavelength conversion of optical signals in wavelength-division multiplexed (WDM) networks. Eye diagrams and bit-error-rate (BER) curves are displayed for wavelength conversion and simultaneous routing of a separate signal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-226
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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