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Optical packet switching and buffering using low polarization dependent optical switches

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3 Author(s)
Satoshi Shinada ; National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, 4-2-1 Nukui-kitamachi, Koganei 184-8795 Tokyo, Japan ; Hideaki Furukawa ; Naoya Wada

A data plane of our optical packet switch (OPS) system has all-optical data paths, which consist of optical switches and optical buffers. Using PLZT electro-optical switches with low polarization dependent loss and fiber delay lines in the data plane, polarization-multiplexed optical packets or long-distance transmitted packets with time-varying polarization could be handled. In this paper, we present demonstrations of optical packet switching and buffering for 2.56 Tbit/s dual-polarization DWDM/DQPSK optical packets and 100-km transmitted optical packets.

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2012 14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)

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2-5 July 2012