OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.00B531


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1200 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

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.

© 2011 OSA

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

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

Virtual Issues
European Conference on Optical Communication 2011 (2011) Optics Express

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-26-B531


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. N. Amaya, I. Muhammad, G. S. Zervas, R. Nejabati, D. Simeodinou, Y. R. Zhou, and A. Lord, “Experimental demonstration of a gridless multi-granular optical network supporting flexible spectrum switching”, in Proc. OFC/NFOEC, San Diego, CA, OMW3 (2011).
  2. A. d’Alessandro, D. Donisi, L. De Sio, R. Beccherelli, R. Asquini, R. Caputo, and C. Umeton, “Tunable integrated optical filter made of a glass ion-exchanged waveguide and an electro-optic composite holographic grating,” Opt. Express16(13), 9254–9260 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. S. T. Chu, B. E. Little, V. Van, J. V. Hryniewicz, P. P. Absil, F. G. Johnson, D. Gill, O. King, F. Seiferth, M. Trakalo, and J. Shanton, ‘Compact full C-band tunable filters for 50 GHz channel spacing based on high order micro-ring resonators,’ OFC 2004, Anaheim, PDP9 (2004).
  4. X. Lu, M. Li, R. Samarth, and L. Zheng, “Electro-optic tunable bandpass filter based on long-period-grating-assisted asymmetric waveguide coupling,” Opt. Eng.46, 405081 (2007).
  5. E. J. Norberg, R. S. Guzzon, J. S. Parker, L. A. Johansson, and L. A. Coldren, “Programmable Photonic Microwave Filters Monolithically Integrated in InP–InGaAsP,” J. Lightwave Technol.29(11), 1611–1619 (2011). [CrossRef]
  6. E. L. Wooten, R. L. Stone, E. W. Miles, and E. M. Bradley, “Rapidly tunable narrowband wavelength filter using LiNbO3 unbalanced Mach-Zehnder Interferometers,” J. Lightwave Technol.14(11), 2530–2536 (1996). [CrossRef]
  7. J. Tae Ahn, S. Park, J. Yun Do, J.-M. Lee, M.-H. Lee, and K. Hon Kim, “Polymer Wavelength Channel Selector Composed of Electrooptic Polymer Switch Array and Two Polymer Arrayed Waveguide Gratings, ” Photon. Technol. Lett.16, 1567–1570 (2004).
  8. S. Khalfallah, B. Martin, J. Decobert, S. Fabre, C. Fortin, P. Peloso, I. Guillemot, J. Le Bris, M. Renaud, A. Goth, A. Dupas, L. Gilbert, and D. Pennincks, “First optical packet switching demonstration with sixteen-channel InP monolithically integrated wavelength selector module,” in Proceedings of the ECOC 2001, (2001), pp. 80–81.
  9. N. Kikuchi, Y. Shibata, H. Okamoto, Y. Kawaguchi, S. Oku, Y. Kondo, and Y. Tohmori, “Monolithically integrated 100-channel WDM channel selector employing low-crosstalk AWG,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.16, 2481–2483 (2004).
  10. Z. Wang, S.-J. Chang, C.-Y. Ni, and Y. J. Chen, “A high-performance ultracompact optical interleaver based on double-ring assisted Mach–Zehnder interferometer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.19, 1072–1704 (2007). [CrossRef]
  11. R. Stabile, N. Calabretta, H. J. S. Dorren, M. K. Smit, and K. A. Williams, “Reconfigurable Monolithic Wavelength Filter Using Gated Amplifying Mach-Zehnders,” IEEE Photonics 2011 Conference (IPC11) Arlington, Virginia, MR4 (2011).
  12. E. F. Burmeister, J. P. Mack, H. N. Poulsen, J. Klamkin, L. A. Coldren, D. J. Blumenthal, and J. E. Bowers, “SOA gate array recirculating buffer for optical packet switching,” in Proceedings of OFC 2008, San Diego, USA, OWe4 (2008).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited