Demonstration of an all-optical switch using a multi-wavelength mutual injection-locked laser diode

L. Y. Chan, Ping Kong Alexander Wai, Luen Fu Kevin Lui, Beulah Moses, Weng Hong Chung, Hwayaw Tam, M. S. Demokan

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Error-free all-optical packet switching is demonstrated by use of a multiwavelength mutual injection-locked Fabry–Perot laser diode. A 10-Gbit/s data signal is switched on and off with an extinction ratio of 16.9 dB when an optical control signal is turned off and on with a power difference of only 3 dB.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-839
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2003

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