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Fast all-optical switching using two-section injection-locked semiconductor lasers

: Weich, K.; Patzak, E.; Hörer, J.


Electronics Letters 30 (1994), No.6, pp.493-494
ISSN: 0013-5194
Journal Article
Fraunhofer HHI ()
clocks; high-speed optical techniques; laser mode locking; optical bistability; optical frequency conversion; optical saturable absorption; optical switches; semiconductor lasers; fast all-optical switching; two-section injection-locked semiconductor lasers; clocked decision; retiming; pulse shaping; wavelength conversion; bistable semiconductor lasers; saturable absorber; 2.5 Gbit/s; 5 Gbit/s; 10 Gbit/s

Clocked decision, retiming and pulse shaping as well as wavelength conversion (32 nm) is demonstrated at 2.5 and 5 Gbit/s with bistable semiconductor lasers. It is also shown that switching is possible at 10 Gbit/s using the same mechanism.