— We demonstrate simultaneous switching of wavelength-division-multiplexed (WDM) data consisting of four 44-Gb/s channels (176 Gb/s total) through an electro-optically active second-order microring switch with a 0.7-ns rise and a 3.4-ns fall time. The higher order microring device allows fast simultaneous switching of multiple high data rate WDM channels.… (More)
—The existing dimensioning strategy for translucent , sub-wavelength switching architectures relies on over-provisioning, and consequently, overuse of costly, power-consuming optical-electrical-optical (O/E/O) regenerators. In addition , due to a variety of external phenomena, many physical layer impairments are time-varying, and hence, can strongly degrade… (More)
We experimentally studied the performance of a delay-line interferometer-based optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) monitor that is pre-calibrated in optimal conditions for 25-Gbaud pol-muxed quadrature-amplitude-modulation (QAM) signals, when unpredicted changes outside the monitor occurred either in the transmitter or the link.
—Dynamic optical networking with rapid wavelength reconfiguration is a promising capability to support the heterogeneous, bursty traffic rapidly growing in metro-area networks. A major obstacle to realizing dynamicity in the optical layer is the channel power excursions that occur due to continuously changing input conditions into gain controlled optical… (More)