In order to realize a high-speed optical switch for optical packet switching (OPS), we have been focused on a wavelength routing optical switch consisting of tunable lasers and an arrayed waveguide grating (AWG), and have studied high-speed wavelength switching of a tunable distributed amplification (TDA)-distributed feedback (DFB) laser. Previously, we achieved high-speed wavelength switching by feedforward control based on linear control theory. In this article, to realize higher-speed wavelength switching, we proposed a more accurate control model based on the nonlinearity of the TDA-DFB laser. We applied our nonlinear model to 400-GHz-wide and 600-GHz-wide wavelength switching and realized high-speed wavelength switching times of 33 ns and 39 ns, respectively.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering