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.
|Title of host publication||Photonics at the Air Force Photonics Center|
|Editors||A R Pirich, P Sierak|
|Place of Publication||Bellingham, USA|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Jun 1994|