Abstract

We present a study on an all-optical multicasting switching matrix design based on semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) and arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) technology for all-optical GRID computing. The technique has not only the capability to control the degree of multicasting optically but also to perform all-optical switching with the use of an N×N AWG. Experimental results have shown the design's capability to multicast an incoming 10 Gbit/s optical signal onto 16 outgoing signals by using cross gain modulation in a single SOA. A second SOA is also included in the design as a 2R regenerator.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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