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Multi-terabit hybrid photonic switching and routing
Author(s): Lakshman S. Tamil; Andrea Fumagalli
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Paper Abstract

Constructing multi-Terabit switches and routers entirely out of electronic cross-bars require multiple racks of switches and huge number of interconnects. The cost and power consumption of such a system is very high and has a limited scalability. The all-optical switching has the problem of buffering and processing and the construction of multi-terabit switches and routers based on all-optical switching is not feasible in the near future. However, based on a hybrid approach, using optical cross-bars with nanosecond switching time and large bandwidth and DWDM interconnects in conjunction with electrical memory, one can construct huge and highly scalable switches and routers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 December 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6022, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications III, 60221N (5 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.640176
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Lakshman S. Tamil, Univ. of Texas at Dallas (United States)
Andrea Fumagalli, Univ. of Texas at Dallas (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6022:
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications III
Kwok-wai Cheung; Gee-Kung Chang; Guangcheng Li; Ken-Ichi Sato, Editor(s)

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