Novel packet architecture for all-optical ultrafast packet-switching networks

F. Forghieri, A. Bononi, P. R. Prucnal

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Header recognition and packet detection in all-optical networks using on/off optical ultrafast signalling at a fixed wavelength can be implemented by means of recently demonstrated optical sampling AND gates. A novel packet structure in which the header is spread in a TDM fashion over the optical packet allows the number of such AND gates to be minimised in the routing and receiving blocks thereby best exploiting the required electronics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2289-2291
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number25
StatePublished - Dec 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Optical communications
  • Packet switching


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