All-optical address recognition and selfrouting in a 250Gbit/s packet-switched network

I. Glesk, J. P. Sokoloff, P. R. Prucnal

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The authors report the first demonstration of all-optical address recognition and self-routing of photonic packets for the case where the packet bit period is only 4ps, corresponding to a 0. 25Tbit/s bandwidth optical network. An ultrafast all-optical device, 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1322-1323
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 4 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Demultiplexing
  • Packet switching
  • Photonic switching


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