We described a novel optical label swapping (OLS) technique for optical packet systems using frequency-shift-keying (FSK) opfical labeling. High-speed optical FSK signal can be generated by using an external FSK modulator consisting of four optical phase modulators. The FSK modulator was based on optical single sideband (SSB) modulation technique, and comprised of traveling-wave electrodes for high-speed frequency switching. We demonstrate 10 Gbps FSK transmission, and simultaneous modulation by FSK and intensity modulation (IM). OLS using double-sideband modulation was also demonstrated, where this technique can be used for a bundled wavelength-domain-multiplexing (WDM) channels without using an array of pumping light sources.
- Label swap
- Optical modulator
- Optical packet
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics