Contention resolution for burst-mode traffic using integrated SOA-MZI gate arrays and self-resetting optical flip-flops

D. Apostolopoulos, P. Zakynthinos, L. Stampoulidis, E. Kehayas, Rob McDougall, Richard Harmon, Alistair Poustie, Graeme Maxwell, Ruth Van Caenegem, Didier Colle, Mario Pickavet, E. Tangdiongga, H.J.S. Dorren, H. Avramopoulos

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Abstract

We demonstrate a photonic routing system that resolves the contention between bursty optical packets. The circuit is realized exclusively with integrated photonic components through the interconnection of semiconductor optical amplifier Mach-Zehnder interferometers gate arrays and optical flip-flops. The system resolves the contention - without burst segmentation - in the wavelength domain with a low power penalty (< 1 dB).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2024-2026
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume20
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2008

Keywords

  • Contention resolution
  • Hybrid integration
  • Integrated optical gates
  • Optical flip-flops
  • Photonic routing

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