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All optical processing of optical packets
Author(s): Nicola Calabretta; Hyun-Do Jung; Eduward Tangdiongga; Ton Koonen; Harmen Dorren
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Paper Abstract

In this paper two different paradigms to realize a scalable all-optical packet switch with label swapping will be reviewed. All the functions required for switching the packets are based on all-optical signal processing without any electronic control. This allows very low latency and potential photonic integration of the systems. We report for both techniques experimental results showing the routing operation of the 160 Gb/s packets and beyond. We will discuss and compare both techniques in term of devices and bit-rate scalability, latency, power consumption, power penalty performance and cascadability as key parameters for the realization of an all-optical packet switch.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7632, Optical Transmission Systems, Switching, and Subsystems VII, 76321Y (1 December 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.853235
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Nicola Calabretta, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Hyun-Do Jung, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Eduward Tangdiongga, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Ton Koonen, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Harmen Dorren, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)

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

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