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Design of photonic switches for optimizing performances of interconnection networks
Author(s): Mario Nicola Armenise; Beniamino Castagnolo
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Paper Abstract

In this paper the performances of photonic interconnection networks are related to the characteristics of the switching elements. In order to design a photonic interconnection network the architecture has to be chosen on the basis of some topological and fault-tolerance characteristics. Moreover a very critical problem is the choice of the 2x2 switches. The Mach-Zehnder electrooptic modulator seems to offer a good compromise between the bandwidht requirements and the control voltage. In relation to these criteria a 4x4 omega network has been designed. It will be implemented on LiNbO3 crystal. Simulations have been carried out in order to foresee the performances of the whole structure and they show that the network will behave favourably in comparison with other well known switching arrays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1374, Integrated Optics and Optoelectronics II, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24970
Show Author Affiliations
Mario Nicola Armenise, Univ. di Bari (Italy)
Beniamino Castagnolo, Univ. di Bari (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1374:
Integrated Optics and Optoelectronics II
Ka Kha Wong, Editor(s)

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