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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 26 — Dec. 12, 2011
  • pp: B531–B536

InP monolithically integrated wavelength selector based on periodic optical filter and optical switch chain

Nicola Calabretta, Ripalta Stabile, Aaron Albores-Mejia, Kevin A. Williams, and Harm J. S. Dorren  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 26, pp. B531-B536 (2011)

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We present an InP monolithically integrated wavelength selector that implements a binary search for selecting N modulated wavelengths. The wavelength selector filter is realized using log2N an active Mach-Zehnder interferometer filter and broadband optical gating elements. Nanosecond reconfigurable operation with a spectral-alignment over 3.2nm free spectral range is achieved with an extinction ratio exceeding 25dB. Error-free operation of the wavelength selector for four modulated wavelengths with 2 dB of power penalty is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(200.4740) Optics in computing : Optical processing
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(060.6719) Fiber optics and optical communications : Switching, packet
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Waveguide and Opto-Electronic Devices

Original Manuscript: October 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2011
Published: November 29, 2011

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Nicola Calabretta, Ripalta Stabile, Aaron Albores-Mejia, Kevin A. Williams, and Harm J. S. Dorren, "InP monolithically integrated wavelength selector based on periodic optical filter and optical switch chain," Opt. Express 19, B531-B536 (2011)

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