All-optical routing networks based on bistable interferometers

G. S. Buller, C. R. Paton, S. D. Smith, A. C. Walker

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Abstract

The possibility of using bistable nonlinear Fabry-Perot interferometers as wide-band data transparent all-optical spatial switches has been investigated. It has been shown that three such devices, switching between transmitting and reflecting states, can form a 1×4 optical routing network: controlled purely by coded header pulses, preceding the data stream. The prospects for developing the performance of switches of this type towards the level required in practical telecommunications systems are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2465-2467
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume53
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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Buller, G. S. ; Paton, C. R. ; Smith, S. D. ; Walker, A. C. / All-optical routing networks based on bistable interferometers. In: Applied Physics Letters. 1988 ; Vol. 53, No. 25. pp. 2465-2467.
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All-optical routing networks based on bistable interferometers. / Buller, G. S.; Paton, C. R.; Smith, S. D.; Walker, A. C.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 53, No. 25, 1988, p. 2465-2467.

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