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Optical Engineering

Self-routing photonic switching with optically processed control
Author(s): Paul R. Prucnal; Philippe Andre Perrier
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Paper Abstract

As transmission rates in fiber-optic networks increase, routing optical signals using electronic processing will become increasingly difficult. This limitation can be overcome by performing the required processing optically. Self-routing of optical signals through a switching node using optically processed control is demonstrated. Packet headers are encoded with packet destination addresses using either optical code-division or time-division encoding schemes. An optical routing controller reads the destination addresses and appropriately sets the photonic switch using an optical look-up table. The results of several experiments demonstrating optical control of a photonic switch are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1990
PDF: 13 pages
Opt. Eng. 29(3) doi: 10.1117/12.55589
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 29, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Paul R. Prucnal, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Philippe Andre Perrier, Princeton Univ. (United States)

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