Abstract

Demonstration of all-optical packet switching at 160Gb/s over a total of 110-km field installed optical fiber link is reported. The packet switch architecture is based solely on photonic circuits: an optical filter as label processor, an all-optical flip-flop as memory element and an ultrafast wavelength converter as router. Both flip-flop and wavelength converter uses semiconductor optical amplifiers which allows for photonic integration. The switch operates at low power levels and shows potential scalability. Error-free operation is shown without forward error correction technology.

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J. Herrera, "160-Gb/s All-Optical packet-switching with in-band filter-based label extraction and a hybrid-integrated optical flip-flop," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 990-992 (2006).

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Y. Liu, "Error-free all-optical wavelength conversion at 160 Gb/s using a semiconductor optical amplifier and an optical band-pass filter," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 230-236 (2006).

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E. Tangdiongga, "320-to-40 Gb/s demultiplexing using a single SOA assisted by an optical filter," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 908-910 (2006).

E. Tangdiongga, "Monolithically integrated 80-gb/s AWG-based all-optical wavelength converter," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1627-1629 (2006).

2005 (1)

F. Ramos, "IST-LASAGNE: Towards all-optical label swapping employing optical logic gates and optical flip-flops," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 2993-3011 (2005).

2003 (1)

K. G. Vlachos, "STOLAS: Switching technologies for optically labeled signals," IEEE Commun. Mag. 41, 43-49 (2003).

2002 (1)

E. N. Lallas, N. Skarmoutsos, D. Syvridis, "An optical fsk-based label coding technique for the realization of the all-optical label swapping," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 1472-1474 (2002).

2001 (1)

M. T. Hill, "1 x 2 all-optical packet switch using all-optical header processing," Electron. Lett. 37, 774-775 (2001).

2000 (1)

D. B. Keck, "Optical fiber spans 30 years," Lightwave 17, (2000).

1999 (1)

D. J. Blumenthal, "All-optical label swapping with wavelength conversión for DWDM-IP networks with sub-carrier multiplexing addressing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 1497-1499 (1999).

Electron. Lett. (1)

M. T. Hill, "1 x 2 all-optical packet switch using all-optical header processing," Electron. Lett. 37, 774-775 (2001).

IEEE Commun. Mag. (1)

K. G. Vlachos, "STOLAS: Switching technologies for optically labeled signals," IEEE Commun. Mag. 41, 43-49 (2003).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. Molina-Vazquez, "Optimization of optical band-pass filters for all-optical wavelength conversion using genetic algorithms," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 43, 57-64 (2007).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

E. N. Lallas, N. Skarmoutsos, D. Syvridis, "An optical fsk-based label coding technique for the realization of the all-optical label swapping," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 1472-1474 (2002).

E. Tangdiongga, "320-to-40 Gb/s demultiplexing using a single SOA assisted by an optical filter," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 908-910 (2006).

E. Tangdiongga, "Monolithically integrated 80-gb/s AWG-based all-optical wavelength converter," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1627-1629 (2006).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

J. Herrera, "160-Gb/s All-Optical packet-switching with in-band filter-based label extraction and a hybrid-integrated optical flip-flop," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 990-992 (2006).

D. J. Blumenthal, "All-optical label swapping with wavelength conversión for DWDM-IP networks with sub-carrier multiplexing addressing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 1497-1499 (1999).

E. Kehayas, "All-optical network subsystems using integrated SOA-based optical gates and flip-flops for label-swapped networks," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1750-1752 (2006).

J. Lightw. Technol. (2)

F. Ramos, "IST-LASAGNE: Towards all-optical label swapping employing optical logic gates and optical flip-flops," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 2993-3011 (2005).

Y. Liu, "Error-free 320-Gb/s all-optical wavelength conversion using a single semiconductor optical amplifier," J. Lightw. Technol. 25, 103-108 (2007).

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, B. A. Small, K. Bergman, "Physical layer scalability of WDM optical packet interconnection networks," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 262-270 (2006).

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

Y. Liu, "Error-free all-optical wavelength conversion at 160 Gb/s using a semiconductor optical amplifier and an optical band-pass filter," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 230-236 (2006).

Lightwave (1)

D. B. Keck, "Optical fiber spans 30 years," Lightwave 17, (2000).

Opt. Express (1)

Y. Y. Ueno, "Optical-spectrum-synthesizer design within an all-optical semiconductor gate to reduce waveform distortion induced by carrier-cooling relaxation at sub-Terahertz frequencies," Opt. Express 14, 12655-12664 (2006).

Other (7)

H. G. Weber, "Single channel 1.28 Tb/s and 2.56 Tb/s DQPSK transmission," Proc. ECOC (2006).

F. Fukuchi, "10.92 (273 x 40 Gb/s) triple-band/ultra-dense WDM optical-repeater transmission experiment," Proc. OFC/NFOEC (2001).

A. Bianco, "Design of all-optical packet switching networks," Proc. GLOBECOM (2002) pp. 2752-2756.

R. McDougall, "Hybrid integrated, all-optical flip-flop memory element for optical packet networks," Proc. ECOC (2006).

Y. Liu, "Characterization of hybrid integrated all-optical flip-flop," Proc. LEOS (2006) pp. 943-944.

J. Herrera, "160Gb/s All-optical packet switched network Operation over 110 km of field installed fiber," Proc. OFC/NFOEC (2007).

Y. Hida, "400-channel 25-GHz spacing arrayed-waveguide grating covering a full range of c-and l-bands," Proc. OFC/NFOEC (2001).

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