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All-optical packet switching with all-optical header processing using Fabry-Perot laser diodes
Author(s): Ping Kong A. Wai; Lixin Xu; Luen Fu K. Lui; Lai Yin Chan; Chun Yin Li; Hwa Yaw Tam; M. Suleyman Demokan
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Paper Abstract

We will describe recent results in all-optical packet switching with all-optical header processing using Fabry-Perot laser diodes (FP-LD). First, we will report an all-optical header processor and control signal generator using a single FP-LD with a special two-intensity-level control signal and a novel self-routing address format for the data packets. We then show that the special control signal can be generated by direct modulation of a DFB laser with square electrical pulses thus simplifying implementation. We will demonstrate that a single Fabry-Perot laser diode can also serve as an all-optical on/off switch with all-optical header processing. The header rate is 5 Gb/s and the payload rate is 10 Gb/s. The all-optical on/off switch can also be realized by using a FP-LD as the header processor only and executing the packet switching at a separate stage. The two-stage implementation of all-optical on/off switch eliminates the residue header bits problems if only a single FP-LD is used. Finally, we propose an all-optical packet-switched ring network which can be constructed from the all-optical on/off switches demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 2005
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5644, Optoelectronic Devices and Integration, (17 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.575866
Show Author Affiliations
Ping Kong A. Wai, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong China)
Lixin Xu, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong China)
Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Luen Fu K. Lui, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong China)
Lai Yin Chan, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong China)
Veda Strategus (Hong Kong China)
Chun Yin Li, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong China)
Hwa Yaw Tam, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong China)
M. Suleyman Demokan, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5644:
Optoelectronic Devices and Integration
Hai Ming; Xuping Zhang; Maggie Yihong Chen, Editor(s)

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