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Active vertical-coupler-based optical crosspoint switch matrix for optical packet-switching applications

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3 Author(s)
Varrazza, R. ; Dept. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Univ. of Bristol, UK ; Djordjevic, I.B. ; Siyuan Yu

Packet-switching characteristics are optimized across an integrated 4 × 4 optical crosspoint switch matrix consisting of active vertical-coupler-based switch cells. Optical gain difference between the shortest and the longest paths less than 3 dB is demonstrated. Bit error rate (BER) and power penalty measurements during packet routing have also been carried out over the entire 4 × 4 matrix. At a 10-Gb/s packet data rate, a less than 1-dB power penalty is observed across the switch matrix, and the possibility for error-free packet routing is demonstrated with no BER floor observed.

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Lightwave Technology, Journal of  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 9 )