Photonic packet switching with optically processed control

Ivan Glesk, J. P. Sokoloff, P.R. Prucnal

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We report the first demonstration of all-optical address recognition and self-routing of photonic packets for a case where the packet bit period is only 4 ps, corresponding to a 0.25- Tb/s bandwidth optical network. An ultrafast all-optical devices, 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
Title of host publicationPhotonics at the Air Force Photonics Center
EditorsA R Pirich, P Sierak
Place of PublicationBellingham, USA
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 1994


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