Cascadability Performance of a High-speed Electro-absorption Optical Switch for DP-16QAM and DP-QPSK Optical Signals

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Furukawa, Hideaki; Delgado Mendinueta, Jose Manuel; Shinada, Satoshi; Wada, Naoya (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)
Segawa, Toru; Takahashi, Ryo (NTT Device Technology Laboratories, Japan)

We experimentally investigate the cascadability of electro-absorption optical switches for optical packet switched networks. Dual-polarization QPSK and 16QAM optical signals can cascade more than 50 and 10 EA optical switches, respectively, which is 1.6 times greater compared to SOA switches.