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Scalable and modular optical interconnection network for a terabit packet switch
Author(s): Ti-Shiang D. Wang; Sudhir Dixit
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, an optical bufferless interconnection network is proposed. Due to its modular architecture and the use of the advanced wavelength-division-multiplexing technology, the proposed optical interconnection network can be scaled up in the range ofterabit per second. In this paper, we present its architecture and component complexity as a function ofthe number of wavelengths. In addition, we also analyse its power budget, and evaluate the crosstalk caused by the finite ON-OFF ratio of optical switching gates. Bit error rate with respect to different ON-OFF ratios and extinction ratios are evaluated by simulations. The results show that it is feasible to construct a 256x256 optical interconnection network with existing state of the technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4087, Applications of Photonic Technology 4, (15 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406302
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Ti-Shiang D. Wang, Nokia Research Ctr. (United States)
Sudhir Dixit, Nokia Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4087:
Applications of Photonic Technology 4
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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