Conference Paper

Flexible-Bandwidth and Format-Agile Networking Based on Optical Arbitrary Waveform Generation and Wavelength Selective Switches

Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Univ. of California, Davis, CA, USA
DOI: 10.1109/PHOTONICS.2010.5698775 Conference: IEEE Photonics Society, 2010 23rd Annual Meeting of the
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This paper experimentally demonstrates flexible-bandwidth networking by splitting a 500-GHz waveform generated by optical arbitrary waveform generation into its two tributary spectral slices using a liquid-crystal spatial light phase modulator as a wavelength selective switch.

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