SCM optical label switching scheme in a WDM packet transmitter employing a switching SG-DBR laser

F. Smyth*, A. Mishra, E. Connolly, A. Ellis, D. Cotter, A. Kaszubowska, L. Barry

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Abstract

We demonstrate an SCM optical label switching scheme with spectral efficiency of 0.4bit/s/Hz and a spectral density figure of merit of 1. We then employ this scheme in a WDM transmitter subsystem and we investigate the detrimental effects that switching events in tunable lasers can have on such systems. The label performance is shown to hit an error floor when the tunable laser switches channels and this would cause incorrect routing of packets. The bit error rate is time resolved in order to better understand the problem and some possible solutions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 International Conference on Photonics in Switching, Proceedings, PS
PublisherIEEE
Pages69-71
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0780397894, 9780780397897
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2006 International Conference on Photonics in Switching, PS - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 16 Oct 200618 Oct 2006

Publication series

Name2006 International Conference on Photonics in Switching, Proceedings, PS

Conference

Conference2006 International Conference on Photonics in Switching, PS
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion
Period16/10/0618/10/06

Keywords

  • Optical label switching
  • Optical packet switching
  • Subcarrier multiplexing
  • Tunable laser

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