Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate dispersion compensation in a wavelength selective switch, and characterize the bandwidth-dispersion product. At a channel bit-rate of 80 Gbit/s, we compensate for various amounts of dispersion (up to ±60 ps/nm), tunable for each wavelength division multiplexed channel, solely by adjusting the phase front of the optical signal inside the wavelength selective switch. Error-free operation is obtained for all of the channels, and for each output port after propagation over various lengths of dispersive fiber.

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2007 (2)

M. C. Wu, O. Solgaard, J. E. Ford, "Optical MEMS for lightwave communication," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 4433-4454 (2007).

G.-H. Lee, S. Xiao, A. M. Weiner, "Optical dispersion compensator with >4000-ps/nm tuning range using a virtually imaged phased array (VIPA) and spatial light modulator (SLM)," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1819-1821 (2007).

2004 (1)

D. T. Neilson, "MEMS-based channelized dispersion compensator with flat passbands," J. Lightw. Technol. 22, 101-105 (2004).

1993 (1)

N. S. Bergano, F. W. Kerfoot, C. R. Davidson, "Margin measurements in optical amplifier systems," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 304-306 (1993).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

G.-H. Lee, S. Xiao, A. M. Weiner, "Optical dispersion compensator with >4000-ps/nm tuning range using a virtually imaged phased array (VIPA) and spatial light modulator (SLM)," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1819-1821 (2007).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

N. S. Bergano, F. W. Kerfoot, C. R. Davidson, "Margin measurements in optical amplifier systems," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 5, 304-306 (1993).

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

M. C. Wu, O. Solgaard, J. E. Ford, "Optical MEMS for lightwave communication," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 4433-4454 (2007).

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

D. T. Neilson, "MEMS-based channelized dispersion compensator with flat passbands," J. Lightw. Technol. 22, 101-105 (2004).

Other (5)

K. Yu, H. Lee, N. Park, D. Lee, O. Solgaard, "Optical bandpass filter with tunable chromatic dispersion and optical bandwidth using a variable MEMS reflector," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2007).

C. Doerr, "Optical compensation of system impairments," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2006).

G. Baxter, S. Frisken, D. Abakoumov, H. Zhou, I. Clarke, A. Bartos, S. Poole, "Highly programmable wavelength selective switch based on liquid crystal on silicon switching elements," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. .

S. Frisken, H. Zhou, D. Abakoumov, G. Baxter, S. Poole, "High performance ‘Drop and Continue’ functionality in a wavelength selective switch," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2006).

M. A. F. Roelens, J. Bolger, G. Baxter, S. Frisken, S. Poole, B. J. Eggleton, "Tunable dispersion trimming in dynamic wavelength processor at 80 Gbit/s per channel," Opt. Fiber Commun. Conf. (2007).

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