We report a prototype, 4×4 (4 input/4 output) label processing and switching sub-system for 10-Gb/s asynchronous burst variable-length optical packets. With the prototype, we perform a 4×4 optical packet switching demonstration, achieving error-free (BER<10−12) label processing and switching operation for all possible input/output combinations (16 switching paths) simultaneously. Power consumption and latency of the entire, self-contained sub-system is 83 W (includes fan power) and 300 ns, respectively.
© 2010 OSA
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits
(060.6719) Fiber optics and optical communications : Switching, packet
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: March 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 29, 2010
Published: July 2, 2010
, "4x4 optical packet switching of asynchronous burst optical packets with a prototype, 4x4 label processing and switching sub-system," Opt. Express 18, 15283-15288 (2010)
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