Abstract

Future wavelength-division multiplexed (WDM) networks will rely on the use of wavelength paths for routing optical data.1 In such networks, high-speed wavelength shifting of a data signal may be required along a designated route to enable dynamic reconfigurability as well as network-wide wavelength reuse. A critical issue in reconfigurable WDM networks is routing control. One routing control method utilizes a subcarrier, transmitted with the packet, on which a low-speed header is encoded.2 This method is advantageous for routing nodes in which detection of the high-speed data is unnecessary and, therefore, readily available microwave components and inexpensive low-speed electronics may be used.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

PDF Article
More Like This
All-optical wavelength shifting of combined baseband and subcarrier signals using SOA cross-gain compression

E. Park and A. E. Willner
CFG7 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 1996

Experimental demonstration of an all-optical routing node for multihop wavelength routed networks

D. J. Blumenthal, M. Shell, Q. Gao, M. D. Vaughn, A. Wang, P.-J. Rigole, and S. Nilsson
WD3 Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 1996

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription