Authors: Matej Komanec and Stanislav Zvanovec
Development of a novel optical packet switch for future all-optical packet switching, IP routing and highly-sophisticated label formats is presented. Chalcogenide-based nonlinear fabrics were analyzed for utilization in the proposed switching configuration. Particular results from simulations and measurements during research of the optical packet switch will be introduced. The future essential research challenges of such a system development are discussed as well.
Keywords: optical packet switching; optical networks; nonlinear optics; chalcogenide fibers; fiber tapering