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Shutter-based switching core for an optical packet switch
Author(s): Neil Collings; Fan Zhang; Mark Fan; Robin W. A. Scarr; Timothy D. Wilkinson; William A. Crossland
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Paper Abstract

Passive optical interconnection is being used in large packet switches to allow size scale up and more efficient heat dissipation from the electronic processors. The line card is the electronic island whose size is determined by thermal dissipation technology. We have selected an optical interconnection technology that is low cost, fiber ribbon, and we are working on the shutter arrays, which allow active routing. This will reduce the demands on the electronic processors. Progress on a 180 Gbps switch will be reported.

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Date Published: 16 November 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5579, Photonics North 2004: Photonic Applications in Telecommunications, Sensors, Software, and Lasers, (16 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.567791
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Neil Collings, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Fan Zhang, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Mark Fan, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Robin W. A. Scarr, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Timothy D. Wilkinson, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
William A. Crossland, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5579:
Photonics North 2004: Photonic Applications in Telecommunications, Sensors, Software, and Lasers
Donna Strickland; Trevor J. Hall; Stoyan Tanev; Xiaoyi Bao; Franko Kueppers; David V. Plant, Editor(s)

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