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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 36, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 1997
  • pp: 1804–1814

Asynchronous transfer mode distribution network by use of an optoelectronic VLSI switching chip

A. L. Lentine, D. J. Reiley, R. A. Novotny, R. L. Morrison, J. M. Sasian, M. G. Beckman, D. B. Buchholz, S. J. Hinterlong, T. J. Cloonan, G. W. Richards, and F. B. McCormick  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 8, pp. 1804-1814 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.36.001804


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Abstract

We describe a new optoelectronic switching system demonstration that implements part of the distribution fabric for a large asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) switch. The system uses a single optoelectronic VLSI modulator-based switching chip with more than 4000 optical input–outputs. The optical system images the input fibers from a two-dimensional fiber bundle onto this chip. A new optomechanical design allows the system to be mounted in a standard electronic equipment frame. A large section of the switch was operated as a 208-Mbits/s time-multiplexed space switch, which can serve as part of an ATM switch by use of an appropriate out-of-band controller. A larger section with 896 input light beams and 256 output beams was operated at 160 Mbits/s as a slowly reconfigurable space switch.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: August 5, 1996
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 1996
Published: March 10, 1997

Citation
A. L. Lentine, D. J. Reiley, R. A. Novotny, R. L. Morrison, J. M. Sasian, M. G. Beckman, D. B. Buchholz, S. J. Hinterlong, T. J. Cloonan, G. W. Richards, and F. B. McCormick, "Asynchronous transfer mode distribution network by use of an optoelectronic VLSI switching chip," Appl. Opt. 36, 1804-1814 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-36-8-1804


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