A Multigigabit/Second Wavelength-Division-Multiplexing Byte-by-Byte Switch Using Fast Tunable Heterodyne Receivers

Mario A. Santoro, Kai Y. Eng, Thomas L. Koch

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Abstract

We combine fast-frequency laser tuning and a 2 X 2 electrooptic switch to perform byte-by-byte switching at SONET rates using a wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) architecture. The three-section distributed-Bragg-reflector (DBR) lasers used can be tuned over a 100-GHz range in 5 ns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)939-940
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume5
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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