[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We present a data-format transparent all-optical label processing system suitable for photonic integration that requires N active device to process 2<sup>N</sup> addresses. We demonstrate error-free all-optical packet switch with label swapping operation at 160 Gb/s.
Optical Fiber Communication (OFC), collocated National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, 2010 Conference on (OFC/NFOEC); 04/2010
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The static and dynamic characteristics of a monolithically integrated InP 1 ?? 16 optical phased-array switch are presented. The device demonstrates static switching with an average extinction ratio of 18.6 dB, on-chip loss below 7 dB, and wavelength dependence of less than 0.8 dB in the entire C-band. A 40-Gb/s nonreturn-to-zero signal is transmitted through the switch with a power penalty below 0.4 dB. Using a programmable electronic circuit, dynamic switching to all 16 outputs is achieved with response times less than 11 ns.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We present the first fully integrated high-speed 1times16 InP optical switch based on arrayed phase modulators, demonstrating average extinction ratio of 17.0 dB, estimated on-chip loss of <8 dB, and reconfiguration time of <6 ns.
Optical Communication, 2009. ECOC '09. 35th European Conference on; 10/2009
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We present two all-optical packet switching techniques that utilize all-optical signal processing to implement the label processor and the label rewriter. The two techniques are based on two different paradigms. One is based on wavelength routing switching  and the other one on space routing switching . Both techniques employ scalable and asynchronous label processor and label rewriter capable to process optical in-band labeling addresses. We demonstrate a 1times4 all-optical packet switch based on both techniques. We report for both technique experimental results showing the routing operation of the 160 Gb/s packets based on the processed in-band address information, and all-optical label erasing and new label insertion operation. Based on the experimental results, we discuss and compare both techniques in term of devices and bit-rate scalability, latency, power consumption, power penalty performance and cascadability as key parameters for the realization of an all-optical packet switching node.