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Monolithically integrated nonlinear Sagnac interferometer and its application as a 20 Gbit/s all-optical demultiplexer

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  • Demultiplexing Equipment
  • Digital Communication
  • Integrated Optics
  • Integrated Optoelectronics
  • Laser Beam Applications
  • Light Interferometers
  • Mirrors
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Optical Couplers
  • Optical Fibre Communication
  • Optical Waveguides
  • Photonic Switching Systems
  • Semiconductor Lasers
  • Nonlinear Sagnac Interferometer
  • All-Optical Demultiplexer
  • Semiconductor Laser Amplifier
  • 3 Db Coupler
  • Monolithically Integrated Device
  • Waveguide Loop Mirror
  • Optical Tdm
  • Otdm Networks
  • Photonic Ic
  • Oeic
  • 5 To 20 Gbit/S

Abstract

A Sagnac interferometer consisting of a semiconductor laser amplifier and a 3 dB coupler monolithically integrated within a waveguide loop mirror is fabricated and its application as a 20 Gbit/s all-optical demultiplexer is demonstrated.

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