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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 24 — Nov. 27, 2006
  • pp: 11545–11550

Optical node with time-space-and-wavelength domain contention resolution, deflection and dropping capability

J.J. Vegas Olmos, N. Chi, G. Zervas, D. Simeonidou, S. Yu, I. Tafur Monroy, and A.M.J. Koonen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 24, pp. 11545-11550 (2006)

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We experimentally demonstrate an optical node with time-space-and-wavelength domain contention resolution, deflection and dropping capability. The node is composed of an optical buffer based on an optical crossconnect and a wavelength converter. Although the experimental results are shown at 10 Gbit/s the bitrate can be increased substantially. Bit-error rate measurements are shown, sustaining only 3.5 dB power penalty after 10µs of optical buffering and agile wavelength conversion over 18nm span.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 21, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 19, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2006
Published: November 27, 2006

J.J. Vegas Olmos, N. Chi, G. Zervas, D. Simeonidou, S. Yu, I. Tafur Monroy, and A.M.J. Koonen, "Optical node with time-space-and-wavelength domain contention resolution, deflection and dropping capability," Opt. Express 14, 11545-11550 (2006)

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