Efficient optical packet-generation and -compression scheme

Paul R. Prucnal, Seung Woo Seo

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An efficient optical packet-generation and -compression scheme is proposed. Packet compression is achieved when the packet is sent through a series of semiconductor optical amplifiers, which have either a transmitting or an absorbing state. The proposed scheme requires no fast electronics and uses exceptionally simple devices such as a tapped series of D flip-flops and frequency dividers. A detailed performance analysis on the system size limitations is also provided by the consideration of pulsespreading effects and semiconductor optical-amplifier noise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3815-3818
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number20
StatePublished - Jul 10 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Asynchronous transfer mode
  • Optical packet compression
  • Optical packet generation
  • Semiconductor optical amplifiers


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