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Demonstration of an all-optical routing decision circuit
Author(s): Y. Liu; J. M. Martinez; J. Herrera; R. Clavero; F. Ramos; A. M. J. Koonen; J. Marti; H. J. S. Dorren
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Paper Abstract

The routing decision functionality by all-optically interconnecting semiconductor-based all-optical logic gates and flip-flops is demonstrated in the frame of an all-optical packet switching network. We experimentally show that the output of the all-optical 2-bit correlator is capable of toggling the states of the integrated flip-flop every 2.5 ns via an adaptation stage. High extinction ratios are obtained at the output of the flip-flop, which can be used to feed a high-speed wavelength converter to complete the routing functionality of the AOLS node. The potential integration of these SOA-MZI based devices make the proposed approach a very interesting solution for future packet switched optical networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6783, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems V, 67832Q (19 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.745519
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Y. Liu, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)
J. M. Martinez, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
J. Herrera, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Univ. Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
R. Clavero, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
F. Ramos, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
A. M. J. Koonen, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
J. Marti, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
H. J. S. Dorren, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6783:
Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems V
Dominique Chiaroni; Wanyi Gu; Ken-ichi Kitayama; Chang-Soo Park, Editor(s)

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