We report time-resolved linewidth measurements of different sizes of optical packets under wavelength-switching for the first time and show that laser linewidth is significantly broadened during switching transition requiring ~3?s to attain its minimum value.
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(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices
A. K. Mishra, A. D. Ellis, L. P. Barry, and T. Farrell, "Time-Resolved Linewidth Measurements of a Wavelength Switched SG-DBR Laser for Optical Packet Switched Networks," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OTuC4.
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