Wavelength conversion for an optical packet with an optically multiplexed 40-Gbit/s payload and a 2.5-Gbit/s label has been demonstrated for the first time to our knowledge in an optical-label-switched network. The power penalties caused by wavelength conversion for the 40-Gbit/s payload and the 2.5-Gbit/s label are 1.1 and 2.3 dB, respectively. We have also demonstrated that the optical packet is successfully transmitted over two hops with a record transmission distance of 200 km.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 2, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2004
Published: September 3, 2004
Jianjun Yu and Gee-Kung Chang, "All-optical wavelength conversion for optically multiplexed 40-Gbit/s payload and 2.5-Gbit/s label in an optical-label-switched network," J. Opt. Netw. 3, 722-727 (2004)