All-optical address recognition and self-routing in a 250 Gbit/s packet-switched network

I. Glesk, J. P. Solokoff, P. R. Prucnal

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Abstract

The authors report the first demonstration of all-optical address recognition and self-routing of photonic packets for the case where the packet bit period is only 4 ps, corresponding to a 0.25 Tbit/s bandwidth optical network. An ultrafast all-optical device, known as a terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexer (TOAD), was used to read the address information encoded in a packet header, which in turn was used to route the packet. The bit error rate at the switch output was measured to be less than 10-9.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1322-1323
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume30
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 1994

Keywords

  • all-optical address recognition
  • bit error rate
  • terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexer
  • ultrafast all-optical device
  • photonic switching
  • packet-switched network

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