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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 27 — Dec. 17, 2012
  • pp: 28734–28741

Monolithic InP strictly non-blocking 8×8 switch for high-speed WDM optical interconnection

Myung-Joon Kwack, Takuo Tanemura, Akio Higo, and Yoshiaki Nakano  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 27, pp. 28734-28741 (2012)

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A strictly non-blocking 8 × 8 switch for high-speed WDM optical interconnection is realized on InP by using the phased-array scheme for the first time. The matrix switch architecture consists of over 200 functional devices such as star couplers, phase-shifters and so on without any waveguide cross-section. We demonstrate ultra-broad optical bandwidth covering the entire C-band through several Input/Output ports combination with extinction ratio performance of more than 20dB. Also, nanoseconds reconfiguration time was successfully achieved by dynamic switching experiment. Error-free transmission was verified for 40-Gbps (10-Gbps × 4ch) WDM signal.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(250.6715) Optoelectronics : Switching

ToC Category:
Waveguide and Optoelectronic Devices

Original Manuscript: October 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2012
Published: December 11, 2012

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Myung-Joon Kwack, Takuo Tanemura, Akio Higo, and Yoshiaki Nakano, "Monolithic InP strictly non-blocking 8×8 switch for high-speed WDM optical interconnection," Opt. Express 20, 28734-28741 (2012)

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