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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard A. Linke
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 12 — Dec. 3, 2004
  • pp: 854–865

All-optical signal processing for optical packet switching [Invited]

R. Geldenhuys, Y. Liu, N. Calabretta, M. Hill, F. Huijskens, G. Khoe, and H. J. Dorren  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 3, Issue 12, pp. 854-865 (2004)

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Feature Issue on Optical Interconnection Networks (OIN)

We present three optical signal processing functional blocks that enable 1×N optical packet switching. An ultrafast asynchronous multioutput all-optical header processor is demonstrated with a terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexer in combination with a header preprocessor. It is shown that self-induced polarization rotation can be used for both the header processor and the header preprocessor. The second functional block is optical buffering. This is shown with both a laser neural network and a recirculating buffer. Related to this is a three-state all-optical memory based on coupled lasers, which increases the number of possible output states of an optical packet switch.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.4560) Fourier optics and signal processing : Data processing by optical means
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Optical Interconnection Networks

Original Manuscript: August 3, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2004
Published: November 3, 2004

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R. Geldenhuys, Y. Liu, N. Calabretta, M. Hill, F. Huijskens, G. Khoe, and H. J. Dorren, "All-optical signal processing for optical packet switching [Invited]," J. Opt. Netw. 3, 854-865 (2004)

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