We discuss the use of SOA-based interferometric gates for optical packet switching applications. Based on these modules, key signal processing functionalities required by a packet switched node are demonstrated directly in the optical domain.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.4560) Fourier optics and signal processing : Data processing by optical means
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
H. Avramopoulos, " Optical signal processing using SOAs for packet switching," in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications/Integrated Photonics Research, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper OTuB4.
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