Experimental analysis of an all-optical packet router

C. Reis, G. Parca, M. Bougioukos, A. Maziotis, S. Pinna, G. Giannoulis, H. Brahmi, P. André, N. Calabretta, V. Vercesi, G. Berrettini, C. Kouloumentas, A. Bogoni, T. Chattopadhyay, D. Erasme, H. Avramopoulos, A. Teixeira

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In this paper, we address the experimental implementation of an all-optical packet routing scheme, with contention resolution capability, using interconnected semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)-based Mach-Zehnder interferometer (SOA-MZI) structures. Cross talk stemming from the blocked packets, due to the nonideal switching performed by the SOA-MZIs, is analyzed in every stage of the routing configuration. The routing functions and states performance are evaluated through bit-error ratio measurements and extinction ratio analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6850204
Pages (from-to)629-634
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Optical Communications and Networking
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • All-optical packet switching
  • Mach-Zehnder interferometer
  • Optical flip-flop
  • Semiconductor optical amplifier
  • Wavelength conversion


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