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Novel gain-transparent SOA-switch for high bitrate OTDM add/drop multiplexing

: Diez, S.; Ludwig, R.; Patzak, E.; Weber, H.G.


EEOC '98. 24th European Conference on Optical Communication. Vol. 1
Madrid: Telefonica de Espana S.A., 1998
ISBN: 84-89900-14-0
ISBN: 0-7803-5227-0
European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) <24, 1998, Madrid>
European Exhibition on Optical Communication (EEOC) <4, 1998, Madrid>
Fraunhofer HHI ()
electro-optical modulation; optical saturation; optical switches; optical transmitters; quantum well lasers; refractive index; semiconductor optical amplifiers; time division multiplexing; gain-transparent soa-switch; high bitrate otdm add/drop multiplexing; all-optical switch; non-switched pulses; switching principle; index modulations; gain saturation; 1.3 mu m semiconductor optical amplifier; 1.55 mum; 1.3 mum

We demonstrate an all-optical switch with the inherent advantage of leaving the non-switched pulses undisturbed the switching principle is based on index modulations at 1.55 mu m that originate from gain saturation in a 1.3 mu m semiconductor optical amplifier.