All-optical label swapping using bistable semiconductor ring laser in an optical switching node

Thakulsukanant, K., Li, B., Memon, I., Mezosi, G., Wang, Z.R., Sorel, M. and Yu, S.Y. (2009) All-optical label swapping using bistable semiconductor ring laser in an optical switching node. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 27(6), pp. 631-638. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2008.927755)

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Abstract

This paper demonstrates an optical node that simultaneous carries out multicast optical switching and all-optical label swapping. While the optical payload is being forwarded by a fast optical switch matrix, the optical label is processed by a semiconductor ring laser (SRL) bistable. Old address bits in the label are erased by optically blocking the switching of the ring laser and new address bits are inserted by modulating the output from SRL directly. This label swapping scheme is the first demonstration of bit-level data processing using the all-optical logic capabilities of a semiconductor ring laser

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:2R regeneration, bistability, converter, engineering, England, GB/s, laser, logic, matrix, networks, optical crosspoint switch, optical label swapping, optical label switching, optics, performance, semiconductor, semiconductor ring laser, separation, subcarrier label, wavelength conversion
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mezosi, Mr Gabor and Sorel, Professor Marc
Authors: Thakulsukanant, K., Li, B., Memon, I., Mezosi, G., Wang, Z.R., Sorel, M., and Yu, S.Y.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Journal of Lightwave Technology
Journal Abbr.:J. lightwave technol.
ISSN:0733-8724
ISSN (Online):1558-2213

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