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Field trial of 160 Gb/s all-optical packet switching
Author(s): Y. Liu; J. Herrera; O. Raz; E. Tangdiongga; J. Marti; F. Ramos; G. Maxwell; A. Poustie; H. C. H. Mulvad; M. T. Hill; H de Waardt; G. D. Khoe; A. M. J. Koonen; H. J. S. Dorren
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Paper Abstract

We present the results of a transmission experiment, over 110 km of field installed fiber, for an all-optical 160 Gb/s packet switching system. The system uses in-band optical labels which are processed entirely in the optical domain using a narrow-band all-optical filter. The label decision information is stored by an optical flip-flop, which output controls a high-speed wavelength converter based on ultra-fast cross-phase modulation in a single semiconductor optical amplifier. The packet switched node is located in between two different fiber sections, each having a length of 54.3-km. The field installed fibers are located around the city of Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The results show how the all-optical switch can effectively route the packets based on the optical information and that such packets may be transmitted across the fiber with an acceptable penalty level.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6782, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices II, 678218 (12 December 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.754456
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Y. Liu, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)
J. Herrera, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Univ. Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
O. Raz, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
E. Tangdiongga, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
J. Marti, Univ. Politècnica de València (Spain)
F. Ramos, Univ. Politècnica de València (Spain)
G. Maxwell, Ctr. for Integrated Photonics, Ltd. (United Kingdom)
A. Poustie, Ctr. for Integrated Photonics, Ltd. (United Kingdom)
H. C. H. Mulvad, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
M. T. Hill, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
H de Waardt, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
G. D. Khoe, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
A. M. J. Koonen, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
H. J. S. Dorren, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6782:
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices II
Yoshiaki Nakano, Editor(s)

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