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Fast Tunable Filter for Packet-Switched WDM Optical Network

  • Nina L. Taranenko
  • Vladimir Katsman
  • Kevin Hsu
Conference paper

Abstract

The fiber Fabry-Perot tunable filter works fast enough (three orders of magnitude faster than commercially available filters) to allow packet switching to be implemented on an all-optical wavelength-division-multiplexed packet-switched network.

The system uses a broadcast-and-select design, when each node transmits at a Gb/s on a dedicated wavelength and tuning at the receiver in performed in microseconds, as opposed to milliseconds for an earlier design. Another challenge of optical packet switching is fast clock-recovery and synchronization of the packets. We have developed a system that uses a surface acoustic wave filter. It recovers clock as fast as in several hundred bits.

Keywords

Medium Access Control Optical Network Wavelength Division Multiplex Packet Switching Optical Packet 
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© Springer-Verlag London 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nina L. Taranenko
    • 1
  • Vladimir Katsman
    • 2
  • Kevin Hsu
    • 3
  1. 1.Lucent TechnologiesHolmdelUSA
  2. 2.Multilink Technology CorporationSanta MonicaUSA
  3. 3.Micron Optics Inc.AtlantaUSA

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