First Demonstration of a Prototype Hybrid Optoelectronic Router

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

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Takenouchi, H.; Urata, R.; Nakahara, T.; Segawa, T.; Ishikawa, H.; Takahashi, R. (NTT Photonics Laboratories, NTT Corporation, Japan)

We have developed an 8x8 hybrid optoelectronic router prototype that optimally utilizes both optical and electrical technologies, with the ability to process 10-Gbps arbitrary-length asynchronous optical packets. With it, we demonstrate error-free operation and dramatically reduced power and latency.