1 March 2005 Header separation and reinsertion for 10-Gbit/s variable-length optical packets
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Optical Engineering, 44(3), 035003 (2005). doi:10.1117/1.1872052
Abstract
We report an all-optical module that performs simultaneous header separation and reinsertion in 10-Gbit/s short optical packets of variable payload length and that consists of two subunits. The first uses a Fabry-Perot filter and an ultrafast nonlinear interferometer (UNI) to perform packet clock recovery. The second is a UNI gate configured as a 2×2 exchange bypass switch that is optically controlled by the recovered clock packets. Using fixed delays, the data packets and the locally generated headers are fed into the 2×2 switch, where header replacement is achieved.
A. Hatziefremidis, E. Kehayas, D. Tsiokos, G. T. Kanellos, L. Stampoulidis, N. Pleros, Hercules Avramopoulos, "Header separation and reinsertion for 10-Gbit/s variable-length optical packets," Optical Engineering 44(3), 035003 (1 March 2005). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1872052
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Clocks

Switches

Nonlinear optics

Electronic filtering

Network architectures

Polarization

Switching

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