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Full Name: Switching Technologies for Optically LAbeled Signals

Duration: 1/9/2001-31/8/2004 (Finished)


  • Technical University of Eindhoven (Nl.)ADC-Altitun (Sweden)Kymata (U.K.) Lucent Technologies Nederland (Nl.)Telenor R&D (Norway)COM Research Center (Denmark)University College Dublin (Ireland)


  • To improve the throughput of packet-switched networks by providing novel optical routing techniques and to develop key optical functionalities for optical packet routing.

INTEC's Role:

  • Development of multi channel optical 2R regenerators (IMEC, with Kymata)High speed modulation and fast wavelength switching of widely tunable lasers. (IMEC, with ADC-Altitun and UCD)Theoretical quantification of advantages and disadvantages of optical label switching. (IBCN group)

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Publications in the framework of this project (4)

    International Journals

  1. B. Moeyersoon, G. Morthier, R. Bockstaele, R. Baets, Improvement of the Wavelength Switching Behaviour of Semiconductor Tunable Lasers through Optical Feedback from a Periodic Reference Filter based on a Novel Prism-Based Implementation of a Fox-Smith Resonator, Photonics Technology Letters, 17(10), p.2032-2034 doi:10.1109/lpt.2005.856384 (2005)  Download this Publication (146KB).
  2. Ronan O’Dowd, Yonglin Yu , Gavin Mulvihill, Sean O’Duill, G. Morthier, B. Moeyersoon, Transmitters for two-tier optical data-packet labeling in advanced IP networks, IEE Proc. Optoelectronics, Special Issue Optoelectronic Devices, 152(3), p.163-169 doi:10.1049/ip-opt:20045010 (2005).
      International Conferences

    1. Ton Koonen, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, J.J. Vegas Olmos, Christophe Peucheret, Jean Jennen, Evi Zouganeli, Erik Van Breusegem, Geert Morthier, Jos van der Tol, Tommy Mullane, Kristian Blidgen, Peter Raaby, Optical Label Switched Networks - the FP5-IST STOLAS project, 10th European conference on Networks and Optical Communication (NOC), United Kingdom, (2005)  Download this Publication (228KB).
        National Conferences

      1. B. Moeyersoon, J. Wittebolle, G. Morthier, R. Baets, Wavelength Switching of Semiconductor Tunable Lasers, 4th UGent FTW PhD Symposium, Belgium, p.35 (2003).