1 March 1990 Self-routing photonic switching with optically processed control
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Optical Engineering, 29(3), (1990). doi:10.1117/12.55589
As transmission rates in fiber-optic networks increase, routing optical signals using electronic processing will become increasingly difficult. This limitation can be overcome by performing the required processing optically. Self-routing of optical signals through a switching node using optically processed control is demonstrated. Packet headers are encoded with packet destination addresses using either optical code-division or time-division encoding schemes. An optical routing controller reads the destination addresses and appropriately sets the photonic switch using an optical look-up table. The results of several experiments demonstrating optical control of a photonic switch are described.
Paul R. Prucnal, Philippe Andre Perrier, "Self-routing photonic switching with optically processed control," Optical Engineering 29(3), (1 March 1990). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.55589


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