Photonic Packet Switch Using Semiconductor Optical Amplifier Gates

R. Fortenberry, A. J. Lowery, W. L. Ha, R. S. Tucker

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Abstract

Photonic packet switching using semiconductor optical amplifiers is reported. The optical amplifiers are used as gates to switch the optical packets and also as modulators to provide address header replacement. This eliminates the need for the fibre delay line used in previous photonic packet switching demonstrations, and allows the possibility of packet switch integration onto a single substrate. The photonic packet switch has a crosstalk performance better than 40 dB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1305-1307
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume27
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 1991
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Digital communication systems
  • Optical communication
  • Optical switching

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