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Demonstration for an optoelectronic switching network
Author(s): E. Gluch
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Paper Abstract

The switching and routing of parallel data streams between communication partners is a key feature in infor- mation systems: in telecommunications the switch fabric of a telephone exchange performs information routing; in computing routing networks are often employed for interprocessor communications within a multiprocessor system. Recently, optics is widely investigated [1] for its use in short range interconnections between electronic processing elements. The main advantages expected in comparison with electrical wiring are: high data, throughput, reduced crosstalk and electromagnetic interference, galvanic isolation between modules, possibly re- duced power consumption for communications and a corresponding increase in packing density. The simplest examples for optical short range interconnections are found between the switching stages in a multistage net- work used as switch fabric in a telephone exchange and will be studied in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 1993
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1983, 16th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics as a Key to High Technology, 19835K (26 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.2308619
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E. Gluch, Physikalisches Institut der Univ. Erlangen-Nurnberg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1983:
16th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics as a Key to High Technology
Gyorgy Akos; Tivadar Lippenyi; Gabor Lupkovics; Andras Podmaniczky, Editor(s)

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