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Use of subcarrier multiplexing for self-routing of data packets in a high-performance system area network
Author(s): Sanjay Saraswat
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Paper Abstract

In self-routing packet networks, the state of intermediate nodes (switches) is set or reset on the basis of the information present in the packet header. Subcarrier multiplexing (SCM) modulates a number of frequency-separated RF sub-carriers onto a common laser at a single wavelength. SCM has the advantage of high data throughput. It also requires fewer opto-electronic components and avoids walk- off between header and payload due to fiber dispersion. In this paper we describe a novel use of sub-carrier multiplexing for self-routing of data packet within the switching fabric of a high performance system area network. Using SCM data packets are routed optically to the destination without being converted to the electrical domain at the intermediate stages within the network.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3531, All-Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, (7 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.327086
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Sanjay Saraswat, Newbridge Networks Corp. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3531:
All-Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues
John M. Senior; Chunming Qiao, Editor(s)

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