We propose and experimentally demonstrate the concurrent generation of an optical code label and payload data by use of off-the-shelf optical intensity and phase modulators in a tandem structure. This technique is capable of reconfigurable generation of an arbitrarily long optical code label of phase-shift keying concurrently with the generation of payload data, without the need for a special class of optical encoder. This technique will be powerful for all-optical packet switching networks, based on scalability and compactness, for optical code labels.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Nobuyuki Kataoka, Ken-ichi Kitayama, Naoya Wada, and Fumito Kubota, "Concurrent generation of an optical code label and payload data by use of phase and intensity modulators for all-optical packet switching," Opt. Lett. 30, 2539-2541 (2005)