An all-optical 3x3 SOA-based switch is demonstrated for routing radio-over-fiber signals. It is demonstrated that different RF signals, such as terrestrial digital TV and wireless LAN, can be routed simultaneously with a switching guard-band of only 500ns.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
X. Qian, T. Lin, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, " Novel SOA-Based Switch for Multiple Radio-over-Fiber Service Applications," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JThB24.