A 40-Gbit/s 16-bit photonic parallel-to-serial converter

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

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Parallel-to-serial and serial-to-parallel conversion techniques have an enormous potential for optical packet processing in a high-capacity photonic packet-switched network. However, this scheme requires a larger number of EAMs in proportion to the increase of multiplexing number. This paper proposes a novel photonic parallel-to-serial conversion scheme that combines electrical multiplexing with optical multiplexing, and can generate a burst optical packet from CMOS output data. In addition, 40-Gbit/s 16-bit optical packet generation from 16-ch parallel electrical data streams was demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-46
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event2002 IEEE/LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings: 15th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 2002 Nov 102002 Nov 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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