We demonstrate for the first time a 1x4 all-optical packet switch that that utilizes a highly scalable and asynchronous header processor. Error-free operation at 160 Gb/s while wavelength routing over 20 nm is demonstrated.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks
(060.6719) Fiber optics and optical communications : Switching, packet
N. Calabretta, H. Jung, J. Herrera, E. Tangdiongga, T. Koonen, and H. Dorren, "1 x 4 All-Optical Packet Switch at 160 Gb/s Employing Optical Processing of Scalable In-Band Address Labels," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper PDP33.
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