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Optical packet switching and buffering by using all-optical signal processing methods
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Y.، Liu, نويسنده , , M.T.، Hill, نويسنده , , H.، de Waardt, نويسنده , , G.D.، Khoe, نويسنده , , H.J.S.، Dorren, نويسنده , , N، Calabretta, نويسنده , , A.، Srivatsa, نويسنده , , F.M.، Huijskens, نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2003
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We present a 1 *2 all-optical packet switch. All the processing of the header information is carried out in the optical domain. The optical headers are recognized by employing the two-pulse correlation principle in a semiconductor laser amplifier in loop optical mirror (SLALOM) configuration. The processed header information is stored in an optical flip-flop memory that is based on a symmetric configuration of two coupled lasers. The optical flip-flop memory drives a wavelength routing switch that is based on cross-gain modulation in a semiconductor optical amplifier. We also present an alternative optical packet routing concept that can be used for all-optical buffering of data packets. In this case, an optical threshold function that is based on a asymmetric configuration of two coupled lasers is used to drive a wavelength routing switch. Experimental results are presented for both the 1 *2 optical packet switch and the optical buffer switch.
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inhibition , Salts , Metal ions , activation
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Journal of Lightwave Technology
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