Ultrafast Nonlinear Interferometer (UNI)-Based Digital Optical Circuits and Their Use in Packet Switching

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dc.contributor.author Bintjas, C en
dc.contributor.author Vlachos, K en
dc.contributor.author Pleros, N en
dc.contributor.author Avramopoulos, H en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:19:40Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:19:40Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en
dc.identifier.issn 0733-8724 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/15649
dc.subject All-optical signal processing en
dc.subject Burst-packet traffic en
dc.subject Packet switching en
dc.subject Ultrafast nonlinear interferometer en
dc.subject.classification Engineering, Electrical & Electronic en
dc.subject.classification Optics en
dc.subject.other Boolean algebra en
dc.subject.other Data communication equipment en
dc.subject.other Interferometers en
dc.subject.other Logic circuits en
dc.subject.other Nonlinear systems en
dc.subject.other Packet networks en
dc.subject.other Packet switching en
dc.subject.other Scheduling en
dc.subject.other Signal processing en
dc.subject.other Telecommunication traffic en
dc.subject.other Ultrafast phenomena en
dc.subject.other All-optical signal processing en
dc.subject.other Burst-packet traffic en
dc.subject.other Ultrafast nonlinear interferometers (UNI) en
dc.subject.other Optical systems en
dc.title Ultrafast Nonlinear Interferometer (UNI)-Based Digital Optical Circuits and Their Use in Packet Switching en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1109/JLT.2003.819139 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2003.819139 en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2003 en
heal.abstract Digital optical logic circuits capable of performing bit-wise signal processing are critical building blocks for the realization of future high-speed packet-switched networks. In this paper, we present recent advances in all-optical processing circuits and examine the potential of their integration into a system environment. On this concept, we demonstrate serial all-optical Boolean AND/XOR logic at 20 Gb/s and a novel all-optical packet clock recovery circuit, with low capturing time, suitable for burst-mode traffic. The circuits use the semiconductor-based ultrafast nonlinear interferometer (UNI) as the nonlinear switching element. We also present the integration of these circuits in a more complex unit that performs header and payload separation from short synchronous data packets at 10 Gb/s. Finally, we discuss a method to realize a novel packet scheduling switch architecture, which guarantees lossless communication for specific traffic burstiness constraints, using these logic units. en
heal.journalName Journal of Lightwave Technology en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/JLT.2003.819139 en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000187064500021 en
dc.identifier.volume 21 en
dc.identifier.issue 11 en
dc.identifier.spage 2629 en
dc.identifier.epage 2637 en

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