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Modeling for optically interconnected packet switches
Author(s): Yalou Wang; William A. Crossland; Robin W. A. Scarr
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Paper Abstract

This paper studies the performance of a large-scale free-space photonic packet switch based on the generalised knockout principle. Input and output channels are grouped into sectors to make the whole switch a Clos-like three-stage architecture. The input traffic is mainly IP data packets but compatible with ATM cells. Fan-in and fan-out stages are suitable to use free-space optical interconnections with Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) as the switching element. The switch performance was studied based on the switching simulation under different traffic conditions and routing schemes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4213, Terabit Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, (5 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.402556
Show Author Affiliations
Yalou Wang, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
William A. Crossland, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Robin W. A. Scarr, Telecommunications Consultant (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4213:
Terabit Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues
John M. Senior; Sudhir Dixit; Chunming Qiao, Editor(s)

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