All-optical grooming for 100 Gbit/s ethernet

J. Leuthold*, R. Bonk, P. Vorreau, S. Sygletos, D. Hillerkuss, W. Freude, G. Zarris, D. Simeonidou, C. Kouloumentas, M. Spyropoulou, I. Tomkos, F. Parmigiani, P. Petropoulos, D. J. Richardson, R. Weerasuriya, S. Ibrahim, A. D. Ellis, R. Morais, P. Monteiro, S. Ben EzraS. Tsadka

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A regenerative optical grooming switch for interconnecting 100 Gbit/s networks with lower bit-rate networks and switching functionality in time, space and wavelength domain is demonstrated. Lab and field demonstrations show the feasibility of the new concept. Q-factors above 20 dB are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems II
ISBN (Print)9780819480170
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
EventOptical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems II - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 27 Jan 201028 Jan 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceOptical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems II
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

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  • All-optical
  • Networks
  • Optical switches

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