We report the first demonstration of an optical self-routing switch with a wavelength filtering function. This switch uses laser mode vertical to surface transmission electrophotonic (VSTEP) devices. The light input signal, which illuminates the VSTEPs, consists of a pilot signal and data signals. The pilot signal controls the ON/OFF state of the VSTEPs and seeks an output port for the data signal. The data signal which has a resonance wavelength in the VSTEP cavity is selectively transmitted through the VSTEPs during the ON state but is not transmitted during the OFF state.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1990 Dec 1|
|Event||22nd International Conference on Solid State Devices and Materials - Sendai, Jpn|
Duration: 1990 Aug 22 → 1990 Aug 24
|Other||22nd International Conference on Solid State Devices and Materials|
|Period||90/8/22 → 90/8/24|
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