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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2008
  • pp: 73–78

Dispersion Trimming in a Reconfigurable Wavelength Selective Switch

Michaël A. F. Roelens, Steven Frisken, Jeremy A. Bolger, Dmitri Abakoumov, Glenn Baxter, Simon Poole, and Benjamin J. Eggleton

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 26, Issue 1, pp. 73-78 (2008)

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We experimentally demonstrate dispersion compensation in a wavelength selective switch, and characterize the bandwidth-dispersion product. At a channel bit-rate of 80 Gbit/s, we compensate for various amounts of dispersion (up to ±60 ps/nm), tunable for each wavelength division multiplexed channel, solely by adjusting the phase front of the optical signal inside the wavelength selective switch. Error-free operation is obtained for all of the channels, and for each output port after propagation over various lengths of dispersive fiber.

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Michaël A. F. Roelens, Steven Frisken, Jeremy A. Bolger, Dmitri Abakoumov, Glenn Baxter, Simon Poole, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Dispersion Trimming in a Reconfigurable Wavelength Selective Switch," J. Lightwave Technol. 26, 73-78 (2008)

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