Optical packet compressor operating at 100 Gb/s

S. D. Koehler, K. Il Kang, I. Glesk, P. R. Prucnal

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A 3-stage, 8-bit optical packet compressor which compresses 100 Mb/s packets to a 100 Gb/s using 2×2 LiNbO3 crossbar switches, polarization maintaining fiber and polarization maintaining couplers is constructed. The timing of the bits at each stage is appropriately delayed to travel first in pairs, then in quadruplets, and finally as a compressed eight-bit 100 Gb/s packet. A periodically driven piezo rod on one of the gradient refractive index lenses on the translation stage assures a rapid interference signal at all times which proves that optical packet compressors are necessary for ultrafast packet-switched all-optical time division multiplexed networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-118
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 9th Annual Meeting of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, LEOS'96. Part 2 (of 2) - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 18 1996Nov 21 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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