A 1x16 photonic switch operating at 1.55 micron wavelength based on optical amplifiers and a passive optical splitter

M. G. Young, U. Koren, B. I. Miller, M. A. Newkirk, M. Chien, M. Zirngibl, C. Dragone, B. Glance, T. L. Koch, B. Tell, K. Brown-Goebeler, G. Raybon

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Abstract

An InP based 1x16 optical switch is demonstrated. The output ports are spaced 250 microns apart, and the total device length is 5.9 mm. Optical amplifiers are used to both gate the optical signals and to provide optical gain. The total net loss of the device, excluding coupling, is 0-2.5 dB with extinction ratios in excess of 18 dB. The uniformity spread of the 16 channels is better than 6.7 dB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Amplifiers and Their Applications, OAA 1992
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
Pages263-267
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)1557522464
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Amplifiers and Their Applications, OAA 1992 - Santa Fe, United States
Duration: Jun 24 1992 → …

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Conference

ConferenceOptical Amplifiers and Their Applications, OAA 1992
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Fe
Period6/24/92 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials

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