Polarization-insensitive terabit optical demultiplexer for TDMA networks

Glesk, Ivan and Chang, Tian G. and Kang, Koo I. and Prucnal, Paul R. and Boncek, Raymond K. (1995) Polarization-insensitive terabit optical demultiplexer for TDMA networks. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 2481. pp. 13-21. ISSN 1996-756X

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Abstract

We have developed a demultiplexer known as a Colliding Pulse Mach- Zehnder (CPMZ) suitable for OTDM systems capable of ultrafast all- optical demultiplexing and address recognition. Recently we have demonstrated a polarization and wavelength independent device, called a Terabit Optical Demultiplexer, which is capable of all-optical demultiplexing of Tbit/s pulse train with 650 fJ of switching energy, and which can be integrated on a chip. This device has achieved a 10 ps switching window. Both devices are wavelength compatible with all of the low loss transmission windows of optical fibers.