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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 18 — Sep. 6, 2004
  • pp: 4326–4332

All-optical packet routing scheme for optical label-swapping networks

R. Clavero, J. M. Martínez, F. Ramos, and J. Martí  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 18, pp. 4326-4332 (2004)

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A novel scheme for all-optical label reading and packet routing is proposed. The architecture is comprised of all-optical logic XOR gates and all-optical flip-flops based on single Mach-Zehnder interferometers incorporating semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA-MZIs). The simulation results show that a very small penalty (less than 0.45 dB) for 10 Gbit/s packet processing can be achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(200.4560) Optics in computing : Optical data processing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 30, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 31, 2004
Published: September 6, 2004

R. Clavero, J. Martínez, F. Ramos, and J. Martí, "All-optical packet routing scheme for optical label-swapping networks," Opt. Express 12, 4326-4332 (2004)

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