Fast wavelength detection technique for multi-wavelength photonic packet networks

A. J. Keating, A. J. Lowery

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A wavelength detection technique for the control of transmitter wavelengths in WDM/FDM optical packet networks is demonstrated. The wavelength of a transmitter can be determined within a single packet duration (1.6µs). We demonstrate optical frequency detection to an accuracy of ±75 MHz over a capture range of 6GHz.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1705-1706
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Frequency measurement
  • Optical communication
  • Packet switching

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