A novel all-optical header processing system based on time-to-wavelength conversion

N. Calabretta, G. Contestabile, E. Ciaramella

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Abstract

We demonstrate a novel all-optical header processing system based on time-to-wavelength conversion that requires basically four optical functions. The four optical functions are nonlinear polarization switches (NPS) based on semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA). Experimental validations show that four different headers are distinguished at four distinct outputs at the bit-rate of 10.9 Gbit/s. The asynchronous, low optical power, high-speed operation and the potential photonic integration make the system highly scalable and therefore suitable for all-optical packet switch.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2005 7th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2005, 3-7 July 2005
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages38-41
Number of pages4
Volume2
ISBN (Print)0780392361, 9780780392366
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2005) - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 Jul 20057 Jul 2005
Conference number: 7
http://www.nit.eu/icton-2005

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2005)
Abbreviated titleICTON 2005
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period3/07/057/07/05
Internet address

Keywords

  • Header processor
  • Nonlinear polarization rotation
  • Optical packet switching
  • Self-synchronization
  • Semiconductor optical amplifier
  • Wavelength conversion

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