Low Penalty Cascaded Operation of a Monolithically Integrated Quantum Dot 1x8 Port Optical Switch

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Wang, H.; Williams, K. A.; Wonfor, A.; Liu, S.; Penty, R. V.; White, I. H. (Centre for Photonic Systems, Electrical Engineering Division, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA, UK)
Williams, K. A.; Vries, T. de; Smalbrugge, E.; Oei, Y. S.; Smit, M. K.; Noetzel, R. (Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB, Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

A novel Quantum Dot monolithically integrated 1x8 switch is shown to provide robust routing of data at 10Gb/s modulation rates. Two cascaded switches providing, 1x64 functionality, operate with a power penalty of only 0.9dB.