Towards transparent all-optical label-swapped networks: 40 Gbit/s ultra-fast dynamic wavelength routing using integrated devices

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Seoane, Jorge ; Holm-Nielsen, Pablo Villanueva ; Jeppesen, Palle ; Kehayas, E. ; Liu, Y. ; Martinez, J.M. ; Herrera, J. ; Zhang, S. ; McDougall, R. ; Maxwell, G.D. ; Ramos, F. ; Marti, J. ; Dorren, H.J.S ; Avramopoulos, H. (2006)

All-optical routing of 40 Gbit/s 1.6 ns packets is demonstrated employing integrated devices based on SOA-MZIs. The scheme allows wavelength transparent operation and sub-nanosecond dynamic wavelength selection for future packet/label switched networks.
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