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Optical Engineering

Self-Routing Photonic Switching Demonstration With Optical Control
Author(s): Paul R. Prucnal; Daniel J. Blumenthal; Philippe A. Perrier
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Paper Abstract

The self-routing of optical information through a photonic switch using optically processed control is reported. Routing decisions are made on a bit-by-bit basis. Destination information is encoded in each data bit using optical spread spectrum techniques. Switching of 3.125 Mbits/s data is experimentally demonstrated. Extension of this Technique to a self-routing N x N switch is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 26(5) doi: 10.1117/12.7974099
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 26, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Paul R. Prucnal, Columbia University (United States)
Daniel J. Blumenthal, Columbia University (United States)
Philippe A. Perrier, Columbia University (United States)


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