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Optical packet synchronizer using wavelength and space switching

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9 Author(s)
Sakamoto, Takashi ; NTT Photonics Labs., NTT Corp., Kanagawa, Japan ; Okada, A. ; Hirayama, M. ; Sakai, Y.
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The authors develop and demonstrate an optical packet synchronizer. Synchronization with a time resolution of 16 ns is achieved by selecting one of 64 optical paths, each with a different length, using wavelength and space switching based on a tunable distributed Bragg reflector laser diode and eight semiconductor optical amplifier gates per channel. Asynchronous optical packet signals are successfully aligned in a series of common time slots.

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Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 9 )

Date of Publication:

Sept. 2002

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