160-Gb/s all-optical packet switching over a 110-km field installed optical fiber link
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Demonstration of all-optical packet switching at 160 Gb/s over a total of 110-km field installed optical fiber link is reported. The packet switch architecture is based solely on photonic circuits: an optical filter as label processor, an all-optical flip-flop as memory element and an ultrafast wavelength converter as router. Both flip-flop and wavelength converter uses semiconductor optical amplifiers which allows for photonic integration. The switch operates at low power levels and shows potential scalability. Error-free operation is shown without forward error correction technology.
Herrera Llorente, J., Raz, O., Tangdiongga, E., Liu, Y., Mulvad, H. C. H., Ramos, F., Marti, J., Maxwell, G., Poustie, A., Hill, M. T., Waardt, de, H., Khoe, G. D., Koonen, A. M. J., & Dorren, H. J. S. (2008). 160-Gb/s all-optical packet switching over a 110-km field installed optical fiber link. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 26(1), 176-182. https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2007.913068