A terabit-per-second network with the spectral-domain modulation

Hisashi Kobayashi, Paul R. Prucnal, Warren S. Warren

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We discuss an architecture and underlying technologies of terabit-per-second network with the spectral-domain modulation. The baseline architecture is TDM which exploits our techniques for imposing > 1000 pixel phase and amplitude modulation on the spectrum of a 100 fs laser pulse, using microsecond radiofrequency pulse trains, for all-optical demultiplexing to efficiently select 100 fs-100 ps time slices. The network architectures we will initially explore is a single-hop star network that uses an active star coupler as a shared medium. We will also explore a WDM/TDM network with a waveguide grating router as its hub.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-86
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1997
EventPerformance and Control of Network Systems - Dallas, TX, United States
Duration: Nov 3 1997Nov 3 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • A single-hop star network
  • Acousto-optical modulator (AOM)
  • Optical network
  • Pulse shaping
  • Spectral-domain modulation
  • Ultrafast multiplexing and demultiplexing
  • Waveguide grating router (WGR)


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