Demonstration of optically controlled data routing with the use of multiple-quantum-well bistable and electro-optical devices

P. Koppa, P. Chavel, J. L. Oudar, R. Kuszelewicz, J. P. Schnell, J. P. Pocholle

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Abstract

Experimental results of the operation of a 1-to-64 free-space photonic switch in both packet-switching and circuit-switching environments are presented. The packet switching was implemented by optical decoding of the packet header, using the latching operation of bistable devices. It is shown that although almost all channels of the setup could be operated individually, simultaneous operation of only three of them was demonstrated. This is main due to the high spatial fluctuations of certain device parameters such as the bistable thresholds and the modulator transmissions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5706-5716
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Optics
Volume36
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Koppa, P., Chavel, P., Oudar, J. L., Kuszelewicz, R., Schnell, J. P., & Pocholle, J. P. (1997). Demonstration of optically controlled data routing with the use of multiple-quantum-well bistable and electro-optical devices. Applied Optics, 36(22), 5706-5716.