An ultra-fast optical header replacement technology and its application for broadband optical packet switch

B. Tian, Wim van Etten, W.A.M. Beuwer

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    An optical header replacement technology based on Self Electro-optic Effect Devices (SEEDs) is presented. By using the measurement result of a 75 μm long SEED device, we simulate an 8 Gbps throughput is achievable. Based on the switching characteristics of SEEDs, we proposed several methods to improve the SEEDs switching speed. An ultra fast switching speed at 50 Gbps is achievable by integrating external components and applying a pair of preset pulses. Due to the convenience of operation in both the optical domain and the electrical domain, it is very suitable for optical header processing; therefore it is an ideal candidate solution for optical fast packet switch.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceeding of IEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux Chapter 01
    EditorsH. Thienpont, F. Berghmans, J. Danckaert, L. Desmet
    Place of PublicationBrussel, Belgium
    PublisherVUB Press
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)90-5487247-0
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2001
    Event6th annual symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter 2001 - Brussels, Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
    Duration: 3 Dec 20013 Dec 2001
    Conference number: 6

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    PublisherVUB Press


    Conference6th annual symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter 2001
    OtherDecember 3, 2001


    • IR-58184
    • METIS-201194

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