Optical Packet Switching Network Based on Ultra-Fast Optical Code Label Processing

Naoya WADA  Hiroaki HARAI  Fumito KUBOTA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E87-C   No.7   pp.1090-1096
Publication Date: 2004/07/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Ultrafast Photonics)
networks,  optical communications,  optical label processing,  optical packet switching,  optical buffering,  

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Ultrahigh-speed all-optical label processing method is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. This processing method dramatically increases the label processing capability. Optical packet switch (OPS) systems and networks based on OPS nodes are applications of optical processing technologies. For the experiment, we constructed the world's first 40 Gbit/s/port OPS prototype with an all-optical label processor, optical switch, optical buffer, and electronic scheduler. Three-hop optical packet routing using OPS nodes was experimentally demonstrated with it, verifying the feasibility of OPS networks.