All-optical packet switch at data-rate beyond 160 Gb/s

N. Calabretta, H.D. Jung, E. Tangdiongga, A.M.J. Koonen, H.J.S. Dorren

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Two different paradigms to realize a scalable all-optical packet switch with label swapping will be presented. All the functions required for switching the packets are based on all-optical signal processing without any electronic control. This allows very low latency and potential photonic integration of the systems. We report for both techniques experimental results showing the routing operation of the 160 Gb/s packets and beyond. We will discuss and compare both techniques in term of devices and bit-rate scalability, latency, power consumption, power penalty performance and cascadability as key parameters for the realization of an all-optical packet switch. ©2009 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th international conference on transparent optical networks (ICTON 2009) 28 June - 07 July 2009, Ponta Delgada, Island of São Miguel, Azores, Portugal
EditorsM. Jaworksi
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4827-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event11th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2009) - Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Duration: 28 Jun 20092 Jul 2009
Conference number: 11


Conference11th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2009)
Abbreviated titleICTON 2009
CityPonta Delgada
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