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.
|Title of host publication||Proceeding of IEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux Chapter 01|
|Editors||H. Thienpont, F. Berghmans, J. Danckaert, L. Desmet|
|Place of Publication||Brussel, Belgium|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Dec 2001|
|Event||6th annual symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter 2001 - Brussels, Belgium, Brussels, Belgium|
Duration: 3 Dec 2001 → 3 Dec 2001
Conference number: 6
|Conference||6th annual symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter 2001|
|Period||3/12/01 → 3/12/01|
|Other||December 3, 2001|
Tian, B., van Etten, W., & Beuwer, W. A. M. (2001). An ultra-fast optical header replacement technology and its application for broadband optical packet switch. In H. Thienpont, F. Berghmans, J. Danckaert, & L. Desmet (Eds.), Proceeding of IEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux Chapter 01 (pp. 173-176). Brussel, Belgium: VUB Press.