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Potential roles of optical interconnections within broadband switching modules
Author(s): Gail R. Lalk; Sarry F. Habiby; Davis H. Hartman; Robert R. Krchnavek; Donald K. Wilson; Kenneth C. Young Jr.
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Paper Abstract

An investigation of potential physical design bottlenecks in future broadband telecommunication switches has led to the identification of several areas where optical interconnections may play a role in the practical realization of required system performance. In the model used the speed and interconnection densities as well as requirements for ease-of-access and efficient power utilization challenge conventional partitioning and packaging strategies. Potential areas where optical interconnections may relieve some of the physical design bottlenecks include fiber management at the customer interface to the switch routing and distribution of high-density interconnections within the fabric of the switch and backplane interconnections to increase system throughput.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1389, Microelectronic Interconnects and Packages: Optical and Electrical Technologies, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25540
Show Author Affiliations
Gail R. Lalk, Bell Communications Research (United States)
Sarry F. Habiby, Bell Communications Research (United States)
Davis H. Hartman, Bell Communications Research (United States)
Robert R. Krchnavek, Bell Communications Research (United States)
Donald K. Wilson, Bell Communications Research (United States)
Kenneth C. Young Jr., Bell Communications Research (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1389:
Microelectronic Interconnects and Packages: Optical and Electrical Technologies
Gnanalingam Arjavalingam; James Pazaris, Editor(s)

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