Optical Packet Switching: Generation, Transmission and Recovery Demonstration Using a Frequency Tone Header

  • F. Rudge Barbosa
  • A. C. Sachs
  • M. T. Furtado
  • J. B. Rosolem
Keywords: Optical Packets, Photonic Switching, Optical networks, digital communications

Abstract

We have successfully implemented in our labs the generation, transmission, detection and routing of optical packets for next generation all-optical networks ..
Ultrafast switching function (mus time base) is demonstrated using a RF frequency tone as header, combined with a high-capacity digital payload, both inserted in the optical packet. The packet may propagate kilometers in the network, without degrading. At node input the optical packet header is detected and a switching control mechanism directs the packet to a prescribed output, without further opto-electric conversion. The optical circuit is noise-free, with BER results better than 10^-12 .This system is applicable to metropolitan and access WDM optical networks style.

Published
28-05-2017
How to Cite
Barbosa, F., Sachs, A. C., Furtado, M. T., & Rosolem, J. B. (2017). Optical Packet Switching: Generation, Transmission and Recovery Demonstration Using a Frequency Tone Header. Journal of Communication and Information Systems, 17(1), 26-29. https://doi.org/10.14209/jcis.2002.11
Section
Regular Papers