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Optical Interconnect Switch
Author(s): Paul R. Prucnal; Philippe A. Perrier
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Paper Abstract

A novel photonic interconnect architecture is proposed which can provide extremely high dimensionality. The proposed architecture, which resembles a collapsed network, avoids the difficulties associated with the use of optical crosspoints. This is accomplished by providing a dedicated path for all input- and output-port connections on a common transmission medium. This eliminates the restrictions imposed by 2x2 switching elements in classical space-division switching architectures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1178, Optical Interconnects in the Computer Environment, (23 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963381
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Paul R. Prucnal, Princeton University (United States)
Philippe A. Perrier, Princeton University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1178:
Optical Interconnects in the Computer Environment
James Pazaris; Gerald R. Willenbring, Editor(s)

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