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Extinction ratio degradation in a 40 Gbit/s optical demultiplexer based on a monolithically integrated Michelson-interferometer

 
: Pieper, W.; Ludwig, R.; Weber, H.G.; Schilling, M.; Daub, K.; Lach, E.; Laube, G.; Idler, W.; Wunstel, K.

Institution of Electrical Engineers -IEE-, London:
IOOC-ECOC 97, 11th International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fibre Communications, 23rd European Conference on Optical Communications. Vol.4 : 22 - 25 September 1997, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, UK
London: IEE, 1997 (IEE conference publication 448)
ISBN: 0-85296-697-0
pp.33-36
International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fibre Communications (IOOC) <11, 1997, Edinburgh>
European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) <23, 1997, Edinburgh>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer HHI ()
demultiplexing; demultiplexing equipment; integrated optoelectronics; michelson interferometers; optical communication equipment; optical pumping; optical switches; extinction ratio degradation; Gbit/s optical demultiplexer; monolithically integrated michelson-interferometer; all-optical switch; pump-probe experiments; demultiplexing experiments; increasing line data rate; 10 Gbit/s; 40 Gbit/s

Abstract
An all-optical switch based on a monolithically integrated Michelson interferometer is investigated using pump-probe and demultiplexing experiments. The extinction ratio decreases with increasing line data rate from 15 dB at 10 Gbit/s to 7 dB at 40 Gbit/s.

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