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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard A. Linke
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 1 — Jan. 3, 2005
  • pp: 1–10

Optoelectronic router with a reconfigurable shuffle network based on micro-optoelectromechanical systems

Sacki Agelis and Magnus Jonsson  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp. 1-10 (2005)

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An optoelectronic router with a shuffle exchange network is presented and enhanced by the addition of micro-optoelectromechanical systems (MOEMS) in the network to add the ability to reconfigure the shuffle network. The MOEMS described here are fully connected any-to-any crossbar switches. The added reconfigurability provides the opportunity to adapt the system to different common application characteristics. Two representative application models are described: The first has symmetric properties, and the second has asymmetric properties. The router system is simulated with the specified applications and an analysis of the results is carried out. By use of MOEMS in the optical network, and thus reconfigurability, greater than 50% increased throughput performance and decreased average packet delay are obtained for the given application. Network congestion is avoided throughout the system if reconfigurability is used.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks

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Original Manuscript: August 2, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2004
Published: December 6, 2004

Sacki Agelis and Magnus Jonsson, "Optoelectronic router with a reconfigurable shuffle network based on micro-optoelectromechanical systems," J. Opt. Netw. 4, 1-10 (2005)

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