Abstract

We propose an optical packet compressor/decompressor with a spectral-width conversion capability using a CMOS memory sandwiched between all-optical serial-to-parallel and photonic parallel-to-serial converters. We demonstrate the 40-to-80-Gbit/s compression and 40-to-10-Gbit/s decompression of 32-bit optical packets.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

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