Ultrafast processing techniques for the implementation of high-speed all-optical packet-switched networks are reviewed. Some of the key technologies required for building the next generation of high-speed interconnection networks include ultrafast packet generation, high-speed packet demultiplexing, and efficient packet routing. A review of recent component, subsystem, and system development as well as experimental demonstrations being conducted at Princeton University is presented to illustrate some of the capabilities of these technologies.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Fiber optics
- Optical communications
- Optical interconnects
- Parallel processing