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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 14 — Jul. 4, 2011
  • pp: 13540–13550

Label swapper device for spectral amplitude coded optical packet networks monolithically integrated on InP

P. Muñoz, R. García-Olcina, C. Habib, L. R. Chen, X. J. M. Leijtens, T. de Vries, D. Robbins, and J. Capmany  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 14, pp. 13540-13550 (2011)

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In this paper the design, fabrication and experimental characterization of an spectral amplitude coded (SAC) optical label swapper monolithically integrated on Indium Phosphide (InP) is presented. The device has a footprint of 4.8x1.5 mm2 and is able to perform label swapping operations required in SAC at a speed of 155 Mbps. The device was manufactured in InP using a multiple purpose generic integration scheme. Compared to previous SAC label swapper demonstrations, using discrete component assembly, this label swapper chip operates two order of magnitudes faster.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks
(060.4259) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, packet-switched
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices
(130.6622) Integrated optics : Subsystem integration and techniques
(130.7405) Integrated optics : Wavelength conversion devices
(250.5960) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: May 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 14, 2011
Published: June 28, 2011

P. Muñoz, R. García-Olcina, C. Habib, L. R. Chen, X. J. M. Leijtens, T. de Vries, D. Robbins, and J. Capmany, "Label swapper device for spectral amplitude coded optical packet networks monolithically integrated on InP," Opt. Express 19, 13540-13550 (2011)

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