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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard A. Linke
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 7 — Jul. 6, 2003
  • pp: 255–265

High-speed high-capacity packet-switching fabric: a key system for required flexibility and capacity [Invited]

F. Masetti, D. Chiaroni, R. Dragnea, R. Robotham, and D. Zriny  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 2, Issue 7, pp. 255-265 (2003)


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Abstract

Scalability of packet switches and Internet routers depends on the characteristics, performance, and technology of the switching fabric. Here a terabit optical fast packet-switching matrix, developed at Alcatel, is presented and put into perspective with respect to trends observed in electronic implementations.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications

ToC Category:
FOCUS: HIGH-CAPACITY PACKET-SWITCHED FABRICS

History
Original Manuscript: June 19, 2003
Revised Manuscript: June 19, 2003
Published: July 6, 2003

Citation
F. Masetti, D. Chiaroni, R. Dragnea, R. Robotham, and D. Zriny, "High-speed high-capacity packet-switching fabric: a key system for required flexibility and capacity [Invited]," J. Opt. Netw. 2, 255-265 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?URI=jon-2-7-255

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