26 July 1999 Simultaneous multiwavelength switching for parallel information processing
Author Affiliations +
Parallel transmission and processing of high-speed data may be accomplished by using multiple wavelength channels. To process this type of wavelength division multiplexed information, it is necessary to be able to switch the multiple wavelengths, simultaneously. In this paper we demonstrate multiwavelength switching with a single switch, utilizing a nonlinear optical loop mirror with a semiconductor optical amplifier. Switching is shown for 14 wavelength channels across a 14-nm bandwidth for data rates up to 2.5 GHz. Switching contrasts of 10 dB are shown with control energy as low as 1.6 pJ.
© (1999) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Brian K. Mathason, Brian K. Mathason, Peter J. Delfyett, Peter J. Delfyett, "Simultaneous multiwavelength switching for parallel information processing", Proc. SPIE 3714, Enabling Photonic Technologies for Aerospace Applications, (26 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354691; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.354691

Back to Top