Novel all-optical and high-speed time-multiplexed space (TMS) switch architectures can be realised with the use of ultra-short pulse sources and ultra-fast all-optical wavelength converters. Example architectures, which only require low speed electronics, are outlined. Experimental results from an associated time-slot interchange architecture demonstrate error-free performance at 40 Gbit/s. The proposed architectures can be used in a WDM/OTDM optical cross-connect node, able to switch circuits in space, wavelength, and time.
|Title of host publication||proceedings of the international conference on Photonics in Switching (PS'2006) 16-18 October 2006, Herakleion, Crete|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||2006 International Conference on Photonics in Switching (PS 2006), October 16-18, 2006, Heraklion, Greece - Capsis Beach Hotel, Heraklion, Greece|
Duration: 16 Oct 2006 → 18 Oct 2006
|Conference||2006 International Conference on Photonics in Switching (PS 2006), October 16-18, 2006, Heraklion, Greece|
|Abbreviated title||PS 2006|
|Period||16/10/06 → 18/10/06|