All-optical header processing and optical buffering for optical packet switching networks

H.J.S. Dorren, M.T. Hill, Y. Liu, N. Calabretta, R. Geldenhuys, G.D. Khoe

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Abstract

We discuss how all-optical signal processing might play a role in future all-optical packet switched networks. We describe a few approaches to optical header processing, all based on nonlinearities in a semiconductor optical amplifier. In first approach a SLALOM configuration is used. The second approach uses a Terahertz Optical Asymmetric Demultiplexer. We also describe a header pre-processor to improve the extinction ratio of the header processor output. The second functional block on which we focus is optical buffering. We show how all-optical signal processing technology can be used to route a packet into a fiber delay line and we describe a circulating optical loop based op optical technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetwork Architectures, Management, and Applications II, Beijing, China, November 7, 2004
EditorsS.J.B. Yoo, G.-K. Chang, G. Li, K.-W. Cheung
Place of PublicationBellingham
PublisherSPIE
Pages123-136
Number of pages14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event2004 Asia-Pacific Optical Communications Conference (APOC 2004) - Beijing, China
Duration: 7 Nov 200411 Nov 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
Volume5626
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

Conference2004 Asia-Pacific Optical Communications Conference (APOC 2004)
Abbreviated titleAPOC 2004
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period7/11/0411/11/04

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    Dorren, H. J. S., Hill, M. T., Liu, Y., Calabretta, N., Geldenhuys, R., & Khoe, G. D. (2004). All-optical header processing and optical buffering for optical packet switching networks. In S. J. B. Yoo, G-K. Chang, G. Li, & K-W. Cheung (Eds.), Network Architectures, Management, and Applications II, Beijing, China, November 7, 2004 (pp. 123-136). [16] (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 5626). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.578769