Large Dynamic Range 32 x 32 Optimized non-blocking SOA based Switch for 2.56Tb/s Interconnect Applications

Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Aw, E. T.; Penty, R. V.; White, I. H. (Electrical Engineering Division, University of Cambridge, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, UK)
Wonfor, A.; Glick, M. (Intel Research Pittsburgh, 4720 Forbes Avenue Suite 410, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA)

A practical non-blocking 32x32 SOA based switch is demonstrated at 80Gb/s per port with IPDR of >20dB. This switch uses an optimised design that requires only 3 SOA cascades whilst limiting the total SOA count.