We describe a new method of swapping digital lightpath labels, by selective inversion of blocks of bits. All-optical label swapping is demonstrated using an SOA-MZI regenerator, optically switched from inverting to non-inverting operation.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks
(250.4745) Optoelectronics : Optical processing devices
M. D. Feuer, C. Hruska, H. Wang, L. H. Spiekman, B. B. Stefanov, and V. A. Vaishampayan, "All-Optical Swapping of Digital Lightpath Labels," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OTuL3.
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