40-Gb/s 32-bit optical packet compressor-decompressor based on an optoelectronic memory

Hirokazu Takenouchi*, Ryo Takahashi, Kiyoto Takahata, Tatsushi Nakahara, Hiroyuki Suzuki

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We propose a novel optical packet compressor-decompressor. It is based on an optoelectronic memory that employs a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor memory sandwiched between all-optical serial-to-parallel and photonic parallel-to-serial converters. Its optoelectronic scheme makes it possible to handle a long optical packet, and provides ultrafast burst-mode operation and flexible choice with regard to the center wavelength and/or spectral bandwidth of the output packet. We demonstrated both the 40-to-80-Gb/s compression and 40-to-10-Gb/s decompression of 32-bit optical packets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1751-1753
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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