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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and O. Gerstel
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: A82–A89

Scaling Photonic Packet Switches to a Large Number of Ports [Invited]

H. J. S. Dorren, S. Di Lucente, J. Luo, O. Raz, and N. Calabretta  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 4, Issue 9, pp. A82-A89 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOCN.4.000A82


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Abstract

We review our work on optical switching architectures that allow for scaling to a large number (thousands) of ports. We explain that the complexity of the node control critically depends on the node architecture and, hence, critically impacts the end-to-end latency of the system. We introduce node architectures with highly distributed control that allow for systems with very low end-to-end latency. We present integrated devices that support such systems and we present laboratory experiments to illustrate the technical feasibility of such switching systems.

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OCIS Codes
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(200.6715) Optics in computing : Switching

ToC Category:
Enabling Optical Devices for Scalable Networks

History
Original Manuscript: February 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 2, 2012
Published: August 24, 2012

Citation
H. J. S. Dorren, S. Di Lucente, J. Luo, O. Raz, and N. Calabretta, "Scaling Photonic Packet Switches to a Large Number of Ports [Invited]," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 4, A82-A89 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?URI=jocn-4-9-A82


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