Title

Arrayed-Waveguide-Grating-Based Correlator for Optical Header Recognition

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Wiley

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Electron Science Research Institute

RAS ID

5163

Comments

This article was originally published as: Aljada, M. , Alameh, K. , & Al-Begain, K. (2006). Arrayed-Waveguide-Grating-Based Correlator for Optical Header Recognition. Microwave & Technology Letters, 48(9), 1839-1843. Original article available here

Abstract

We propose an incoherent optical correlator for header recognition in optical packet-switched networks, employing two arrayed waveguide grating and waveguide delay lines. The operation is demonstrated experimentally for 4-bit patterns at 2.5 Gb/s. Results show that the proposed optical correlator generates autocorrelation and cross-correlation signals that can easily be recognized using a simple threshold detector.

DOI

10.1002/mop.21782

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1002/mop.21782