Abstract

Scalability and photonic integration of packet switched cross-connect nodes that utilize all-optical signal processing is a crucial issue that eventually determines the future role of photonic signal processing in optical networks. We present a 1 $\times$ 4 all-optical packet switch based on label swapping technique that utilizes a scalable and asynchronous label processor and label rewriter. By combining $N$ in-band labels at different wavelengths (within the bandwidth of the payload), up to $2^{N}$ possible addresses can be encoded. The proposed label processor requires only $N$ active devises to process the $2^{N}$ addresses that makes this label processing technique scalable with the number of addresses. Experimental results showed error-free packet switching operation at 160 Gb/s. The label erasing and new label insertion operation introduces only 0.5 dB of power penalty. These results indicate a potential utilization of the presented technique in a multi-hop packet switched network.

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2008 (1)

J. Herrera, "160-Gb/s all-optical packet switching over a 110-km field installed optical link," J. Lightw. Technol. 26, 176-182 (2008).

2007 (2)

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

P. K. A. Wai, "1 $\times$ 4 all-optical packet switch at 10 Gb/s," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1289-1291 (2007).

2006 (4)

S. J. B. Yoo, "Optical packet and burst switching technologies for future photonic internet," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 4468-4492 (2006).

B. R. Koch, "Payload-envelope detection and label-detection integrated photonic circuit for asynchronous variable-length optical packet switching with 40-Gb/s RZ payloads and 10-Gb/s NRZ labels," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 3409-3417 (2006).

J. P. Wang, "Demonstration of 40-Gb/s packet routing using all-optical header processing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2275-2277 (2006).

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

2005 (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).

D. Klonidis, "OPSnet: Design and demonstration of an asynchronous high-speed optical packet switch," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 2914-2925 (2005).

2004 (1)

J. J. V. Olmos, "Simultaneous optical label erasure and insertion in a single wavelength conversion stage of combined FSK/IM modulated signals," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2144-2146 (2004).

2003 (1)

H. J. S. Dorren, "Optical packet switching and buffering by using all-optical signal processing methods," J. Lightw. Technol. 21, 2-12 (2003).

1992 (1)

R. F. Kalman, "Space division switches based on semiconductor optical amplifier," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 1048-1051 (1992).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

J. P. Wang, "Demonstration of 40-Gb/s packet routing using all-optical header processing," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 2275-2277 (2006).

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

R. F. Kalman, "Space division switches based on semiconductor optical amplifier," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 1048-1051 (1992).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

J. J. V. Olmos, "Simultaneous optical label erasure and insertion in a single wavelength conversion stage of combined FSK/IM modulated signals," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2144-2146 (2004).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

P. K. A. Wai, "1 $\times$ 4 all-optical packet switch at 10 Gb/s," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1289-1291 (2007).

J. Lightw. Technol. (2)

D. Klonidis, "OPSnet: Design and demonstration of an asynchronous high-speed optical packet switch," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 2914-2925 (2005).

S. J. B. Yoo, "Optical packet and burst switching technologies for future photonic internet," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 4468-4492 (2006).

J. Lightw. Technol. (5)

B. R. Koch, "Payload-envelope detection and label-detection integrated photonic circuit for asynchronous variable-length optical packet switching with 40-Gb/s RZ payloads and 10-Gb/s NRZ labels," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 3409-3417 (2006).

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

J. Herrera, "160-Gb/s all-optical packet switching over a 110-km field installed optical link," J. Lightw. Technol. 26, 176-182 (2008).

H. J. S. Dorren, "Optical packet switching and buffering by using all-optical signal processing methods," J. Lightw. Technol. 21, 2-12 (2003).

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

Other (5)

N. Calabretta, "1 $\times$ 4 all-optical packet switch at 160 Gb/s employing optical processing of scalable in-band address labels," OFC 2008 San DiegoCA Post-Deadline Paper 33.

E. F. Burmeister, "SOA gate array recirculating buffer for optical packet switching," OFC 2008 San DiegoCA OWe4.

M. Takenaka, "All-optical packet switching by MMI-BLD optical flip-flop," OFC 2006 AnaheimCA OThS3.

P. Seddighian, "All-optical swapping of spectral amplitude code labels for packet switching," Proc. Photonics in Switching Conf. (2007) pp. 143-144.

D. J. Blumenthal, "Optical packet switching," Proc. Lasers and Electro-Optics Soc. Conf. (2004) pp. 910-912.

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