We demonstrate a self-synchronization sub-system that produces bit and packet-level signals to all-optical label-switched nodes. The circuit uses a comb-generating filter and two integrated optical gates and operates with asynchronous and variable-length packets.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
D. Apostolopoulos, O. Zouraraki, D. Petrantonakis, P. Bakopoulos, D. Tsiokos, E. Kehayas, and H. Avramopoulos, " Bit- and Packet-Level Self-Synchronization for All-Optical Label-Switched Network Nodes with Transparency to Network-Traffic," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper OThS2.