15 December 2000 Scalable and modular optical interconnection network for a terabit packet switch
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Proceedings Volume 4087, Applications of Photonic Technology 4; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.406302
Event: 2000 International Conference on Application of Photonic Technology (ICAPT 2000), 2000, Quebec City, Canada
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.
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Ti-Shiang D. Wang, Ti-Shiang D. Wang, Sudhir Dixit, Sudhir Dixit, "Scalable and modular optical interconnection network for a terabit packet switch", Proc. SPIE 4087, Applications of Photonic Technology 4, (15 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406302; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.406302


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