Demonstration of a Lossless Monolithic 16x16 QW SOA Switch
Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication - Post Deadline Papers
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria
Proceedings: ECOC 2009
Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Wang, H.; Wonfor, A.; Williams, K. A.; Penty, R. V.; White, I. H. (Centre for Photonic Systems, Electrical Engineering Division, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA, UK)
Williams, K. A. (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB, Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
10Gb/s error-free operation of the first monolithic 16x16 quantum well semiconductor optical amplifier switch is demonstrated. The switch has a 2dB facet-to-facet gain and a minimum power penalty of 2.5dB.