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We have developed a hybrid-integrated symmetric Mach-Zehnder all-optical switch and evaluated the demultiplexing of 168-Gb/s data pulses at a repetition rate of 10 GHz with this switch. A compact, stable device was realized by assembling semiconductor optical amplifiers as nonlinear waveguides on a planar lightwave circuit in a self-aligned manner. A 6.0-ps switching window needed for 168-Gb/s demultiplexing was provided by the push-pull operation of the symmetric Mach-Zehnder all-optical switch. Demultiplexed signal light showed a high extinction ratio of better than 18 dB. Error-free demultiplexing with a bit error rate of 10/sup -11/ was achieved.