Polarization-insensitive terabit optical demultiplexer for TDMA networks

Ivan Glesk, Tian G. Chang, Koo I. Kang, Paul R. Prucnal, Raymond K. Boncek

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We have developed a demultiplexer known as a Colliding Pulse Mach- Zehnder (CPMZ) suitable for OTDM systems capable of ultrafast all- optical demultiplexing and address recognition. Recently we have demonstrated a polarization and wavelength independent device, called a Terabit Optical Demultiplexer, which is capable of all-optical demultiplexing of Tbit/s pulse train with 650 fJ of switching energy, and which can be integrated on a chip. This device has achieved a 10 ps switching window. Both devices are wavelength compatible with all of the low loss transmission windows of optical fibers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-21
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1995
EventPhotonic Device Engineering for Dual-Use Applications - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 17 1995Apr 17 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • All-optical demultiplexing
  • All-optical networks
  • Optical time division multiplexing
  • Ultrafast all-optical switching


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