Performance and Scalability of a Single-Stage SOA Switch for 10 x 10 Gb/s Wavelength Striped Packet Routing

T. Lin, K. A. Williams, R. V. Penty, I. H. White

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This letter reports successful routing of 10 X 10 Gb/s multiwavelength optical packets using single-stage semiconductor optical amplifier switches. Performance under switching is assessed with up to ten wavelengths with particular emphasis being placed on the limit of operation. A 15.2-dB power margin is demonstrated which allows at least eight port connections with a commercially available 0-dBm output 10-Gb/s transmitter and —21-dBm sensitivity receiver.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1597298
Pages (from-to)691-693
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2006


  • Optical interconnect
  • optical packet switching
  • semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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