We demonstrated novel all-optical packet switching using all-optical flip-flop multimode interference bistable laser diodes and all-optical Mach-Zehnder interferometer switches. Error-free operation for output 10-Gb/s optical packets from the switch was obtained with no power penalty.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
M. Takenaka, M. Raburn, K. Takeda, and Y. Nakano, " All-Optical Packet Switching by MMI-BLD Optical Flip-Flop," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper OThS3.