Optimal and Low Complexity Control of SOA-Based Optical Switching with Particle Swarm Optimisation

Published in European Conference on Optical Communication Networks, 2022

Recommended citation: H. Alkharsan, C. W. F. Parsonson, Z. Shabka, X. Mu, A. Ottino and G. Zervas, "Optimal and Low Complexity Control of SOA-Based Optical Switching with Particle Swarm Optimisation", *European Conference on Optical Communicaiton*, July 2022 To be added soon.

We propose a reliable, low-complexity particle swarm optimisation (PSO) approach to control semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)-based switches. We experimentally demonstrate less than 610 ps off-on switching (settling) time and less than 2.2% overshoot with 20x lower sampling rate and 8x reduced DAC resolution.