Error-free all-optical packet switching is demonstrated by use of a multiwavelength mutual injection-locked Fabry–Perot laser diode. A 10-Gbit/s data signal is switched on and off with an extinction ratio of 16.9 dB when an optical control signal is turned off and on with a power difference of only 3 dB.
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L. Y. Chan, P. K. A. Wai, L. F. K. Lui, B. Moses, W. H. Chung, H. Y. Tam, and M. S. Demokan, "Demonstration of an all-optical switch by use of a multiwavelength mutual injection-locked laser diode," Opt. Lett. 28, 837-839 (2003)