Accession Number : ADP007391

Title :   Photonic Fast Packet Switch with Gain,

Corporate Author : MELBOURNE UNIV PARKVILLE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Fortenberry, R. M. ; Ha, W. L. ; Tucker, R. S.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : We demonstrate self-routing of optical data through a photonic packet switch with optical gain. A semiconductor optical amplifier is used to simultaneously amplify packets and detect address headers. The system described here uses a hybrid of optical switching and electronic control which results in a flexible system combining the advantages of both technologies. The switch is transparent to the bandwidth of the optical data thus allowing essentially unlimited payload bit rate. The user data rate in the present experiment is 1.24 Gb/s.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL SWITCHING, *PHOTONICS, *ROUTING, *ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, AMPLIFIERS, BANDWIDTH, CONTROL, DATA RATE, GAIN, OPTICAL DATA, PAYLOAD, RATES, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, PACKET SWITCHING, AUSTRALIA.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE