1 February 1991 Design of photonic switches for optimizing performances of interconnection networks
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Proceedings Volume 1374, Integrated Optics and Optoelectronics II; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24970
Event: SPIE Microelectronic Interconnect and Integrated Processing Symposium, 1990, San Jose, United States
In this paper the performances of photonic interconnection networks are related to the characteristics of the switching elements. In order to design a photonic interconnection network the architecture has to be chosen on the basis of some topological and fault-tolerance characteristics. Moreover a very critical problem is the choice of the 2x2 switches. The Mach-Zehnder electrooptic modulator seems to offer a good compromise between the bandwidht requirements and the control voltage. In relation to these criteria a 4x4 omega network has been designed. It will be implemented on LiNbO3 crystal. Simulations have been carried out in order to foresee the performances of the whole structure and they show that the network will behave favourably in comparison with other well known switching arrays.
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Mario Nicola Armenise, Mario Nicola Armenise, Beniamino Castagnolo, Beniamino Castagnolo, } "Design of photonic switches for optimizing performances of interconnection networks", Proc. SPIE 1374, Integrated Optics and Optoelectronics II, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24970; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24970

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