Improving crosstalk performance of Mach–Zehnder-interferometer-type optical switches is experimentally investigated by use of an all-optical multi-wavelength regenerator. Extinction ratio and bit error rate of WDM signals are simultaneously improved in proposed regenerative optical switching.
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Funding: National 863 Program of China (2013AA014402), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61505021, 61671108), the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (701770-INNOVATION), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (ZYGX2014J005), and the Program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in Universities of China (IRT1218), the 111 Project (B14039).
- Nonlinear optics
- four-wave mixing
- Optical switching devices
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