Demonstration of an all-optical routing decision circuit

Y. Liu, J.M. Martinez, J. Herrera Llorente, R. Clavero, F. Ramos, A.M.J. Koonen, J. Marti, H.J.S. Dorren

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The routing decision functionality by all-optically interconnecting semiconductor-based all-optical logic gates and flip-flops is demonstrated in the frame of an all-optical packet switching network. We experimentally show that the output of the all-optical 2-bit correlator is capable of toggling the states of the integrated flip-flop every 2.5 ns via an adaptation stage. High extinction ratios are obtained at the output of the flip-flop, which can be used to feed a high-speed wavelength converter to complete the routing functionality of the AOLS node. The potential integration of these SOA-MZI based devices make the proposed approach a very interesting solution for future packet switched optical networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationproceedings of the Asia-Pacific Optical Communications Conference (APOC 07), 1-5 November 2007, Wuhan, China
Place of PublicationWuhan, China
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 Asia-Pacific Optical Communications Conference (APOC 2007) - Wuhan, China
Duration: 1 Nov 20075 Nov 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


Conference2007 Asia-Pacific Optical Communications Conference (APOC 2007)
Abbreviated titleAPOC 2007


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