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Photonic packet switching with optically processed control
Author(s): Ivan Glesk; Jason P. Sokoloff; Paul R. Prucnal
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Paper Abstract

We report the first demonstration of all-optical address recognition and self-routing of photonic packets for a case where the packet bit period is only 4 ps, corresponding to a 0.25- Tb/s bandwidth optical network. An ultrafast all-optical devices, known as a terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexer (TOAD), was used to read the address information encoded in a packet header, which in turn was used to route the packet. The bit-error rate at the switch output was measured to be less than 10-9.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2216, Photonics at the Air Force Photonics Center, (3 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177337
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Ivan Glesk, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Jason P. Sokoloff, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Paul R. Prucnal, Princeton Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2216:
Photonics at the Air Force Photonics Center
Andrew R. Pirich; Paul Sierak, Editor(s)

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