Field trial of 160 Gb/s all-optical packet switching

Y. Liu, J. Herrera Llorente, O. Raz, E. Tangdiongga, J. Marti, F. Ramos, G.D. Maxwell, A. Poustie, H.C.H. Mulvad, M.T. Hill, H. Waardt, de, G.D. Khoe, A.M.J. Koonen, H.J.S. Dorren

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We present the results of a transmission experiment, over 110 km of field installed fiber, for an all-optical 160 Gb/s packet switching system. The system uses in-band optical labels which are processed entirely in the optical domain using a narrow-band all-optical filter. The label decision information is stored by an optical flip-flop, which output controls a high-speed wavelength converter based on ultra-fast cross-phase modulation in a single semiconductor optical amplifier. The packet switched node is located in between two different fiber sections, each having a length of 54.3-km. The field installed fibers are located around the city of Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The results show how the all-optical switch can effectively route the packets based on the optical information and that such packets may be transmitted across the fiber with an acceptable penalty level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptoelectronic materials and devices II, 2 - 5 November 2007, Wuhan, China
EditorsYoshiaki Nakano
Place of PublicationBellingham
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-6945-8
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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