Optical label switching in telecommunication using semiconductor lasers, amplifiers and electro-absorption modulators

Nan Chi, Lotte Jin Christiansen, Palle Jeppesen, Pablo Villanueva Holm-Nielsen, Christophe Peucheret, Kresten Yvind, L. Xu, J. Zhang, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy

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We demonstrate all-optical label encoding and updating for an orthogonally labeled signal in combined IM/FSK modulation format utilizing semiconductor lasers, semiconductor optical amplifiers and electro-absorption modulators. Complete functionality of a network node including two-hop transmission and all-optical label swapping is also experimentally demonstrated with overall penalty of less than 2 dB, proving the orthogonal IM/FSK labeling scheme to be a feasible solution for future optically labeled networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. SPIE 5480 : Laser Optics: Diode Lasers and Telecommunication Systems
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date2004
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventLaser Optics: Diode Lasers and Telecommunication Systems - St. Petersburg, Russia
Duration: 1 Jan 2003 → …


ConferenceLaser Optics: Diode Lasers and Telecommunication Systems
CitySt. Petersburg, Russia
Period01/01/2003 → …

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