We demonstrate a wavelength-retaining optical switch for DPSK signal using nonlinear polarization rotation in a SOA. The bit-rate transparent 1x2 optical router operates over 20 nm with a power penalty less than 3 dB.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(060.6719) Fiber optics and optical communications : Switching, packet
A. Cheng, M. P. Fok, and C. Shu, "Wavelength-Retaining 1 x 2 Optical Router for DPSK Signal Using Nonlinear Polarization Rotation in a SOA," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThA40.
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