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Authors: M. Tassaert, G. Roelkens, H.J.S. Dorren, O. Raz
Title: Optically Reconfigurable 1x4 Remote Node Switch for Access Networks
Format: International Journal
Publication date: 6/2013
Journal/Conference/Book: Journal of Lightwave Technology
Editor/Publisher: IEEE/OSA, 
Internal Reference: [N-1531]
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Abstract

In this paper we demonstrate an optically controlled 1x4 remote node switch, based on membrane InP switches bonded to a silicon-on-insulator circuit. We show that the switch exhibits cross talk better than 25 dB between the output ports, and that the switch operates without receiver sensitivity penalty. Furthermore, the proposed switch architecture allows for optical clock distribution as a means to avoid the need for clock recovery at the receiver side. This is demonstrated in a proof-of-principle experiment where data and clock are sent through a single membrane InP switch.

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