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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1992|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering