We describe a hybrid optoelectronic router that optimally utilizes both optical and electrical technologies to reduce power and latency while maintaining functionality. A prototype router which handles 10-Gbit/s asynchronous optical packets is demonstrated.
© 2010 The Optical Society
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.6719) Fiber optics and optical communications : Switching, packet
T. Nakahara, R. Urata, T. Segawa, Y. Suzaki, H. Takenouchi, and R. Takahashi, "Hybrid Optoelectronic Router Prototype for Asynchronous Optical Packet Switched Networks," in Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nanophotonics and Photonics in Switching, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper PTuC1.
References are not available for this paper.