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All-optical packet switching using a photonic passive multiple encoder/decoder

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5 Author(s)
G. Cincotti ; Dept. of Appl. Electron., Univ. of Roma Tre, Italy ; N. Wada ; S. Yoshima ; N. Kataoka
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A novel passive planar multiple-encoder/decoder has been fabricated, that generates and recognizes simultaneously 16 photonic codes in parallel manner. Optical packet switching has been experimentally demonstrated and 10 Gb/s packets have been switched according to their own destination label with a processing speed of 13 Gpps. A BER less than 10-12 has been measured in both back-to-back and 50 km transmission experiments.

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Proceedings of 2005 IEEE/LEOS Workshop on Fibres and Optical Passive Components, 2005.

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22-24 June 2005