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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 26 — Dec. 12, 2011
  • pp: B301–B307

Enhanced multi-hop operation using hybrid optoelectronic router with time-to-live-based selective forward error correction

Tatsushi Nakahara, Yasumasa Suzaki, Ryohei Urata, Toru Segawa, Hiroshi Ishikawa, and Ryo Takahashi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 26, pp. B301-B307 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.00B301


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Abstract

Multi-hop operation is demonstrated with a prototype hybrid optoelectronic router for optical packet switched networks. The router is realized by combining key optical/optoelectronic device/sub-system technologies and complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor electronics. Using the hop count monitored via the time-to-live field in the packet label, the optoelectronic buffer of the router performs buffering with forward error correction selectively for packets degraded due to multiple hopping every N hops. Experimental results for 10-Gb/s optical packets confirm that the scheme can expand the number of hops while keeping the bit error rate low without the need for optical 3R regenerators at each node.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits
(060.6719) Fiber optics and optical communications : Switching, packet

ToC Category:
Subsystems for Optical Networks

History
Original Manuscript: September 30, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2011
Published: November 18, 2011

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2011 (2011) Optics Express

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Tatsushi Nakahara, Yasumasa Suzaki, Ryohei Urata, Toru Segawa, Hiroshi Ishikawa, and Ryo Takahashi, "Enhanced multi-hop operation using hybrid optoelectronic router with time-to-live-based selective forward error correction," Opt. Express 19, B301-B307 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-26-B301


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