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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and O. Gerstel
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 546–556

Optical Interconnection Networks Based on Microring Resonators

Andrea Bianco, Davide Cuda, Miquel Garrich, Guido Gavilanes Castillo, Roberto Gaudino, and Paolo Giaccone  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 4, Issue 7, pp. 546-556 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOCN.4.000546


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Abstract

Optical microring resonators can be integrated on a chip to perform switching operations directly in the optical domain. Thus they become a building block to create switching elements in on-chip optical interconnection networks, which promise to overcome some of the limitations of current electronic networks. However, the peculiar asymmetric power losses of microring resonators impose new constraints on the design and control of on-chip optical networks. In this work, we study the design of multistage interconnection networks optimized for a particular metric that we name the degradation index, which characterizes the asymmetric behavior of microrings. We also propose a routing control algorithm to maximize the overall throughput, considering the maximum allowed degradation index as a constraint.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.4254) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, combinatorial network design

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History
Original Manuscript: November 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2012
Published: June 8, 2012

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Andrea Bianco, Davide Cuda, Miquel Garrich, Guido Gavilanes Castillo, Roberto Gaudino, and Paolo Giaccone, "Optical Interconnection Networks Based on Microring Resonators," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 4, 546-556 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?URI=jocn-4-7-546


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