We demonstrate fundamental functions for ultrafast optical routing by using an elemental part of an ultrafast optical technique for conversion of time to two-dimensional space. A preliminary experimental result shows that recognition of header signals can be achieved at a rate of more than 600 Gbytes/s.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
Tsuyoshi Konishi, Takashi Kotanigawa, Kazunori Tanimura, Hideaki Furukawa, Yoshinori Oshita, and Yoshiki Ichioka, "Fundamental functions for ultrafast optical routing by temporal frequency-to-space conversion," Opt. Lett. 26, 1445-1447 (2001)