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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 11 — May. 25, 2009
  • pp: 9454–9459

Wavelength-multiplexed optical packet switching using InP phased-array switch

Takuo Tanemura, Koji Takeda, and Yoshiaki Nakano  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 11, pp. 9454-9459 (2009)

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A monolithically integrated InP/InGaAsP 1×5 optical phased-array switch is demonstrated for broadband wavelength-division multiplexed (WDM) optical packet switching (OPS) application. Using the wide optical bandwidth of the switch, we achieve error-free forwarding of 320-Gbps (40-Gbps × 8 channel) WDM signal with less than 1.3-dB penalty. Since the switch consists of only phase-modulating section, it is free from nonlinear signal distortion and inter-channel crosstalks, allowing large dynamic range of input power. The application to WDM-OPS testbed is demonstrated successfully, where 320-Gbps WDM payloads are routed synchronously to the optical label.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices
(060.6719) Fiber optics and optical communications : Switching, packet

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: April 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 17, 2009
Published: May 21, 2009

Takuo Tanemura, Koji Takeda, and Yoshiaki Nakano, "Wavelength-multiplexed optical packet switching using InP phased-array switch," Opt. Express 17, 9454-9459 (2009)

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