A novel high-speed correlator is proposed and demonstrated for packet-header recognition at 100 Gb /s. The system includes only linear optical components, operates with low optical powers, and is scalable to 1 Tb/s.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.5010) Fourier optics and signal processing : Pattern recognition
(060.6719) Fiber optics and optical communications : Switching, packet
D. F. Geraghty, R. Salem, M. A. Foster, and A. L. Gaeta, "All-Optical Packet-Header Recognition at 100 Gb/s Using a Simplified 4-f Correlator," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JWA77.
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