Successful Demonstration of the Compatibility of Optical Packet and Wavelength Circuit Switching in Optical Networks

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Chiaroni, D.; Buforn, G.; Simonneau, C.; Etienne, S.; Antona, J. C. (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France, Route de Villejust, 91620 Nozay, France)
Simsarian, J. E. (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, 791 Holmdel Rd., Holmdel, NJ USA)

We demonstrate the compatibility of optical packet switching and wavelength circuit switching in a system using fast tunable lasers. Optical gating is shown as a necessary function to remove spurious signals during wavelength switching.