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Scaling of port count for InP-based switches for data centre applications (Conference Presentation)

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Optical switching is a promising technology to replace electronic switches and meet the bandwidth and energy requirements of future data center networks. In this talk, we will review InP-based switches designed fabricated using a generic foundry approach. The performance of SOA and hybrid MZI–SOA based switches are described. The scalability of the hybrid switch is assessed using a recalculating loop resulting in the feasibility of an energy-efficient 128×128 switch has been demonstrated. Simulations assess the potential for even higher port counts.

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Date Published: 9 March 2020
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Proc. SPIE 11308, Metro and Data Center Optical Networks and Short-Reach Links III, 1130803 (9 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2544374
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Richard V. Penty, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Adrian Wonfor, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Ian White, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11308:
Metro and Data Center Optical Networks and Short-Reach Links III
Atul K. Srivastava; Madeleine Glick; Youichi Akasaka, Editor(s)

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