Label-controlled optical packet routing technologies and applications

A.M.J. Koonen, N. Yan, Juan José Vegas Olmos, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, Christophe Peucheret, E. van Breusegem, E. Zouganeli

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An overview is given of various optical packet labeling techniques. The architecture and technologies are discussed for optical packet routing nodes using orthogonal labeling with optoelectronic label processing, and for nodes using time-serial labeling with all-optical time-serial label processing. An example of a nearterm application is given, and a comparison of routing technologies is made regarding their cost and reliability aspects.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)1540-1550
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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