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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 5 — Sep. 1, 1997
  • pp: 126–132

Ultrafast photonic packet switching with optical control

Ivan Glesk, Koo I. Kang, and Paul R. Prucnal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 5, pp. 126-132 (1997)

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We report the demonstration of all-optical multi-bit address recognition at 250 Gb/s using a self-routing scheme. With bit period being only 4 ps, two address bits from each packet header were used for routing. Photonic packets can be removed(dropped) by a routing switch from network traffic at their destination. The packet-switching bit-error rate was measured to be less than 10-9.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 29, 1997
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 1997
Published: September 1, 1997

Ivan Glesk, Koo Kang, and Paul Prucnal, "Ultra-fast photonic packet switching with optical control," Opt. Express 1, 126-132 (1997)

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