Abstract

We developed 8-input/1-output (8:1) optical gate-switch module that is compact and reliable by proposing and developing a novel lens coupling scheme suitable for an 8:1 integrated SOA device for a multigate semiconductor optical amplifier (MG-SOA) switch system. We first designed special lenses that collect the tilted SOA beams and simultaneously magnify the pitch and beam size, and we fabricated a highly reliable optical module with hermetic sealing and laser-welded joints. The module exhibits low-loss coupling ($\sim$3.1 dB), high channel crosstalk ($\sim\!\!\!\!-$50dB), high extinction ratio ($ > $81 dB), and high-speed switching ($\sim$2.5 ns), confirming that this module is applicable to MG-SOA switching systems.

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J. Lightw. Technol.

R. Sato, T. Ito, K. Magari, I. Ogawa, Y. Inoue, R. Kasahara, M. Okamoto, Y. Tohmori, Y. Suzuki, "10-Gb/s low-input-power SOA-PLC hybrid integrated wavelength converter and its 8-slot unit," J. Lightw. Technol. 22, 1331-1337 (2004).

Other

S. Tanaka, S.-H. Jeong, S. Yamazaki, S. Tomabechi, A. Uetake, M. Ekawa, K. Morito, "Polarization-insensitive monolithically-integrated 8:1 SOA gate switch with large gain and high extinction ratio," Proc. OFC 2008 () pp. 1-3.

K. Sone, Y. Aoki, G. Nakagawa, Y. Kai, S. Yoshida, Y. Takita, S. Kinoshita, H. Onaka, "Optical packet interconnect system using high-speed SOA switch for peta-scale computing system," OECC (2007) 13A1-5.

H. Onaka, Y. Aoki, K. Sone, G. Nakagawa, Y. Kai, S. Yoshida, Y. Takita, K. Morito, S. Tanaka, S. Kinoshita, "WDM optical packet interconnection using multi-gate SOA switch architecture for peta-flops ultra-high-performance computing systems," ECOC 2006 Tu4.6.6.

E. Grard, J. Le Bris, M. Di Maggio, F. Dorgeuille, J.-Y. Emery, P. Bonno, M. Renaud, "High performance packaging technique used for clamped gain semiconductor optical amplifier array modules fabrication," Proc. ECTC 1998 (1998 Electron. Compon. Technol. Conf.) () pp. 1270-1273.

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