Cascadability of Optical Packet-Switching Nodes Based on (R)SOA Devices

  title={Cascadability of Optical Packet-Switching Nodes Based on (R)SOA Devices},
  author={Guilhem de Valicourt and Christian Simonneau and Amirhossein Ghazisaeidi and Romain Brenot and J. Turo Antona and S{\'e}bastien Bigo},
  journal={IEEE Photonics Technology Letters},
We evaluate the benefits and limitations of semi-conductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) and reflective SOAs, when used as logic gates in a 10 Gbit/s per wavelength WDM packet-switched network. We compare three components with different internal structures and provide estimation of the maximum number of cascaded packet-blocker-based nodes. 

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