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Approaches to ultrafast all-optical signal processing
Author(s): Ivan Glesk
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Paper Abstract

Rapidly growing demands triggered unparallel needs for fast-reliable-reconfigurable, and secure networks. Current solutions are govern by the reappearance of electronic bottleneck which imposes many limitations. To fulfil these demands will require low cost, high speed, high granularity access networks which can not be built using merely current technology and approaches to the data and signal processing. It is believed ultrafast all-optical signal processing may offer some alternatives by supplementing the lack of high-speed electronics. In this paper, we will review some advanced previously demonstrated all-optical techniques which may help to address the electronic bottleneck which is the major limiting factor in communication networks today.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7632, Optical Transmission Systems, Switching, and Subsystems VII, 76321Z (1 December 2009);
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Ivan Glesk, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7632:
Optical Transmission Systems, Switching, and Subsystems VII
Dominique Chiaroni, Editor(s)

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