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Architecture and devices for an all-optical routing switch
Author(s): Joseph L.A. Hughes; Carl M. Verber
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Paper Abstract

Ultra-high-speed optical communication networks will require routing switches which support data rates beyond the capabilities of optical-electronic conversion. This paper describes the preliminary design of an `all-optical' routing switch for a network in which data messages remain in optical form throughout the transmission from source to destination. The basic switch architecture and fundamental design trade-offs affecting switch implementation are discussed. Characteristics of the optical device technology required to implement the routing switch elements are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2024, Multigigabit Fiber Communication Systems, (1 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161328
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Joseph L.A. Hughes, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Carl M. Verber, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2024:
Multigigabit Fiber Communication Systems
Leonid G. Kazovsky; Karen Liu, Editor(s)

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