Impact of Inband Crosstalk Arising at the Synchronization Module of Photonic Packet Switches

W. Fang, W. Zhong, H. Ghafouri-Shiraz, X. Yi, Chao Lu

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The inband crosstalk of photonic packet switches at synchronization module was analyzed. The second order inband crosstalk caused was dominant and increased with number of delay lines which caused impact on bit error rate (BER) performance. When the packet passed through 2×2 optical switch, the main signal appeared at designated output of switch but small portion of signal leaked to other output of switch due to imperfection of switching process. The BER performance was significantly affected with increase in number of delay lines. The crosstalk level was less than 25 dB to ensure power penalty below 1 dB for reasonable time resolution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Optical Fiber Communication, Technical Digest Series
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) -
Duration: 1 Dec 2003 → …


ConferenceOptical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC)
Period1/12/03 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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