19 April 2000 All-optical packet switching: architecture and implementation
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Proceedings Volume 3950, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits IV; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.382154
Event: Symposium on Integrated Optoelectronics, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
We report in this paper the architectural design and implementation of all-optical packet networks. Using photonic switches to route information, an all-optical network has the advantages of bit rate, wavelength, and signal format transparencies. Within the transparency distance, the network is capable of handling a widely heterogeneous mix of traffic. We will describe our research on the implementation of all-optical backbone switches. The switch components including frame synchronizers, frame delineation units, frame header over-writing units, wavelength converters, frame concentrators, and WDM buffers were constructed at 2.5 Gb/s. Their subsystem and device structure as well as preliminary performance are reported.
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Fow-Sen Choa, Fow-Sen Choa, "All-optical packet switching: architecture and implementation", Proc. SPIE 3950, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits IV, (19 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382154; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.382154


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