Ultrafast optical packet processing technologies based on novel hybrid optoelectronic devices

Hirokazu Takenouchi, Tatsushi Nakahara, Kiyoto Takahata, Ryo Takahashi

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We present three ultrafast optical packet processing technologies required for future optical packet-switched networks: an optical label swapper, a photonic RAM (random access memory), and a packet compressor/decompressor. These hybrid optoelectronic devices are key components of our serial/parallel- conversion-based optoelectronic system that can process ultrafast asynchronous burst optical packets functionally using slow but smart CMOS circuits with low power consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-56
Number of pages10
JournalNTT Technical Review
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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