Patent Number: 7,826,747

Title: Optical burst transport using an electro-optic switch

Abstract: An optical node for optical burst transport includes optical components operable to transmit and receive optical signals over an optical transmission medium. The optical components include a demultiplexer that is operable to receive a wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) optical signal at an input port and to separate the WDM optical signal into two or more constituent wavelength signals, and a switching matrix that includes one or more electro-optic switches. Each electro-optic switch is operable to receive a wavelength signal and switch the signal to one of two outputs, and the outputs include an output port of the optical node and one or more drop output ports of the optical node.

Inventors: Su; Ching-Fong (Milpitas, CA), Hamada; Takeo (Cupertino, CA), Rabbat; Richard R. (Mountain View, CA), Glebov; Alexei L. (San Mateo, CA)

Assignee: Fujitsu Limited

International Classification: H04J 14/02 (20060101); H04J 14/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00