1 July 1993 Optically interconnected MCMs for gigabit ATM switches
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Proceedings Volume 1849, Optoelectronic Interconnects; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147091
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
In this paper we focus on the design of optically interconnected MCMs for gigabit ATM switching networks. Our approach is to design a generic hardware module that can be used to implement ATM switches with application-specific functionality, cost, and performance requirements. The module design is partitioned on the MCM such that it can be built using VLSI chips interconnected with holographic free-space optical interconnects. Holographic optical interconnects are also used for inter-MCM communication. A comparison of our approach with electrical MCM, all-optical, and guided-wave implementations of ATM switches is presented. A detailed review of the technology used in our design and various switch architectures that can be achieved can be found in references 1 and 2, respectively.
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Fouad E. Kiamilev, Fouad E. Kiamilev, James E. Morris, James E. Morris, John E. Childers, John E. Childers, Rohini Sharma, Rohini Sharma, Vipul Badoni, Vipul Badoni, Michael R. Feldman, Michael R. Feldman, Daniel Stevenson, Daniel Stevenson, "Optically interconnected MCMs for gigabit ATM switches", Proc. SPIE 1849, Optoelectronic Interconnects, (1 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147091; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147091


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