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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1998
  • pp: 636–638

Demonstration of real-time address header decoding for optical data routing at 1536nm

T. L. Harris, Y. Sun, R. L. Cone, R. M. Macfarlane, and R. W. Equall  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 8, pp. 636-638 (1998)

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We have demonstrated real-time decoding of 20-bit biphase-coded address header pulses, using stimulated photon echoes in a phase-matched crossed-beam configuration. This decoding is one of the functions required for coherent transient optical data routing, packet switching, and processing. The active medium used was single-crystal Y2SiO5 doped with Er3+, which provides an operating wavelength of 1536 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(070.4560) Fourier optics and signal processing : Data processing by optical means
(160.2900) Materials : Optical storage materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

T. L. Harris, Y. Sun, R. L. Cone, R. M. Macfarlane, and R. W. Equall, "Demonstration of real-time address header decoding for optical data routing at 1536nm," Opt. Lett. 23, 636-638 (1998)

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