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4.2 Optoelectronics: Optoelectronic Technology for Nanosecond WDM-Based Chip-Scale Optical Networking
The goal of this proposal is to focus on fundamental research to develop novel optical technologies for WDM-based optical circuit switching (OCS) networks by exploiting spectral degrees of freedom enabled by fasttunable arrays of lasers and High-Speed Adaptive Receivers (HSAR). The specific objectives include: (i) design,fabrication and testing of fast tunable and intensity modulated laser sources and their arrays; (ii) design, fabrication and testing of fast tunable HSARs and their arrays; (iii) development of a novel characterization tool to measure the developed tunable lasers and HSAR operating in pulsed regime (i.e., data modulated regime) by exploiting the second-order intensity correlation technique; and (iv) design, manufacturing (via tape out foundries) and testing of the scaled-down system.
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