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Optically interconnected MCMs for gigabit ATM switches
Author(s): Fouad E. Kiamilev; James E. Morris; John E. Childers; Rohini Sharma; Vipul Badoni; Michael R. Feldman; Daniel Stevenson
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we focus on the design of optically interconnected MCMs for gigabit ATM switching networks. Our approach is to design a generic hardware module that can be used to implement ATM switches with application-specific functionality, cost, and performance requirements. The module design is partitioned on the MCM such that it can be built using VLSI chips interconnected with holographic free-space optical interconnects. Holographic optical interconnects are also used for inter-MCM communication. A comparison of our approach with electrical MCM, all-optical, and guided-wave implementations of ATM switches is presented. A detailed review of the technology used in our design and various switch architectures that can be achieved can be found in references 1 and 2, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1849, Optoelectronic Interconnects, (1 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147091
Show Author Affiliations
Fouad E. Kiamilev, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
James E. Morris, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
John E. Childers, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
Rohini Sharma, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
Vipul Badoni, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
Michael R. Feldman, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
Daniel Stevenson, MCNC Center for Microelectronics Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1849:
Optoelectronic Interconnects
Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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