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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3846–3848

Scalable InP integrated wavelength selector based on binary search

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 19, pp. 3846-3848 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.003846


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Abstract

We present an InP monolithically integrated wavelength selector that implements a binary search for selecting one from N modulated wavelengths. The InP chip requires only log 2 N optical filters and log 2 N optical switches. Experimental results show nanosecond reconfiguration and error-free wavelength selection of four modulated wavelengths with 2 dB of power penalty.

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

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 2, 2011
Published: September 26, 2011

Citation
Nicola Calabretta, Ripalta Stabile, Aaron Albores-Mejia, Kevin A. Williams, and Harm J. S. Dorren, "Scalable InP integrated wavelength selector based on binary search," Opt. Lett. 36, 3846-3848 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-19-3846


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