173 picosecond wavelength switching of four WDM channels using an OTDM channel selector

Bing C. Wang, V. Baby, Lei Xu, I. Glesk, P.R. Prucnal

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Summary form only given. We demonstrated fast wavelength switching using an OTDM channel selector and a TOAD, with an average latency of 173ps and a maximum latency of 320ps. This system has potential applications in a low latency wavelength converter or wavelength router. By replacing the local source with our system, a wavelength converter can change the wavelength at its output within a few bit periods.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2002
Event2002 IEEE/LEOS Summer Topics - , United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Jul 200217 Jul 2002


Conference2002 IEEE/LEOS Summer Topics
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • 173 picosecond
  • wavelength switching
  • four WDM channels
  • OTDM channel selector
  • delay
  • wavelength division multiplexing
  • time division multiplexing
  • pulse compression methods
  • pediatrics
  • optical tuning
  • optical pulse generation
  • optical fiber networks
  • laser modes
  • erbium-doped fiber lasers

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