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Low insertion loss and switching energy all-optical gate for 40 Gbit/s WDM networks

Massoubre, David and Dion, J. and Landreau, J. and Decobert, J. and Shen, A. and Oudar, J.L. (2006) Low insertion loss and switching energy all-optical gate for 40 Gbit/s WDM networks. Proceedings of SPIE, 6180. pp. 351-356.

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Abstract

A very low-loss and low switching energy vertical micro-cavity has been developed for all-optical signal reshaping. This saturable absorber-based device shows insertion loss as low as 0.2 dB and a switching energy of 13 μJ/cm2 while keeping a response time lower than 5 ps. Such a low loss and low switching energy device has high potential applications in 2R regenerated transmission lines