Photonic packet switching with optically processed control

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

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We report the first demonstration of all-optical address recognition and self-routing of photonic packets for a case where the packet bit period is only 4 ps, corresponding to a 0.25 Tb/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)258-269
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jun 3 1994
EventPhotonics at the Air Force Photonics Center 1994 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Apr 4 1994Apr 8 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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