Ultrafast multihop packet-switched optical time-division multiplexing: Components and systems

Paul Toliver, Ivan Glesk, Robert J. Runser, Kung Li Deng, Koo I. Kang, Paul R. Prucnal

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3187-3195
Number of pages9
JournalOptical Engineering
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Engineering


  • Fiber optics
  • Networks
  • Optical communications
  • Optical interconnects
  • Parallel processing


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