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Opt Lett. 2007 Apr 1;32(7):835-7.

All-optical demultiplexing of 640 to 40 Gbits/s using filtered chirp of a semiconductor optical amplifier.

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  • 1COBRA Research Institite, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.


We present a high-capacity ultrafast all-optical time demultiplexer that can be employed to retrieve 40 gigabits/second (Gb/s) base-rate channels from a 640 Gb/s single-polarized signal. The demultiplexer utilizes ultrafast effects of filtered chirp of a semiconductor optical amplifier. Excellent demultiplexing performance is shown at very low switching powers: +8 dBm (640 Gb/s data) and -14 dBm (40 GHz clock). The demultiplexer has a simple structure and, in principle, allows monolithic integration.

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