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Ultrafast all-optical demultiplexing performance of monolithically integrated band gap shifted Mach-Zehnder interferometer

: Tekin, T.; Schlak, M.; Brinker, W.; Berger, J.; Schubert, C.; Maul, B.; Molt, R.


TU Eindhoven:
27th European Conference on Optical Communication 2001. Proceedings. Vol.4: Regular papers & invited papers : Symposia on selected topics: Convergence of IP and optical networking, polymer fiber communication, optical interconnects, photonic crystals, from physical concepts to device implementation, September 30 - October 4, 2001, RAI Congress Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2001
ISBN: 0-7803-6705-7
European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) <27, 2001, Amsterdam>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer HHI ()
Fraunhofer IZM ()
demultiplexing equipment; energy gap; high-speed optical techniques; mach-zehnder interferometers; monolithic integrated circuits; optical switches; semiconductor optical amplifiers; ultrafast all-optical demultiplexing performance; monolithically integrated mach-zehnder interferometer; band GaP shifted mach-zehnder interferometer; interferometric switch; band GaP shifted semiconductor optical amplifiers; symmetric mach-zehnder interferometer; 80 Gbit/s; 10 to 160 Gbit/s; InGaAsP-InP

The all-optical 80 and 160 to 10 Gbit/s demultiplexing performance of this new switching concept have been demonstrated. The key components of this interferometric switch are the band gap shifted semiconductor optical amplifiers monolithically integrated in a symmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometer.