Time-domain 16-bit label swapping and self-routing of 40-Gb/s burst optical packets

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

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A novel scheme for time-domain programmable label swapping for burst-mode asynchronous optical packets is described. Label recognition of input signals and generation of output signals with corresponding new labels are achieved by a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor circuit sandwiched between input and output interfaces (all-optical serial-to-parallel and photonic parallel-to-serial converters, respectively) for fast serial-bit optical labels. Accurate synchronization in operating these interfaces is accomplished with an optical single-clock-pulse generator. Self-routing with 16-bit label swapping of 40-Gb/s optical packets is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2153-2155
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sept
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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