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Waveguide-coupled VCSEL/detector array module and architecture for distributed switching
Author(s): Peter S. Guilfoyle; Duane A. Louderback; Richard V. Stone
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Paper Abstract

This paper focuses on the implementation of a an optoelectronic switching fabric, which is distributed as compared to centralized, as historically deployed. In an attempt to overcome the limitations of centralized switching, a distributed architecture implemented with GaAs based bidirectional optoelectronic structures is presented. The switching technology is composed of two areas - components and architecture. The components discussion will focus on the bidirectional structures required to implement the distributed architectures. Three architectural types - N2, N3, and N4 are presented. N2 represents a matrix/vector Boolean multiplier architecture, N3 represents a matrix/matrix Boolean multiplier, and N4 represents a tensor/matrix Boolean multiplier implementation. Each provides increased power and benefit with respect to switching and fault tolerance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4942, VCSELs and Optical Interconnects, (15 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.476229
Show Author Affiliations
Peter S. Guilfoyle, OptiComp Corp. (United States)
Duane A. Louderback, OptiComp Corp. (United States)
Richard V. Stone, OptiComp Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4942:
VCSELs and Optical Interconnects
Hugo Thienpont; Jan Danckaert, Editor(s)

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