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16 November 2004 Shutter-based switching core for an optical packet switch
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Passive optical interconnection is being used in large packet switches to allow size scale up and more efficient heat dissipation from the electronic processors. The line card is the electronic island whose size is determined by thermal dissipation technology. We have selected an optical interconnection technology that is low cost, fiber ribbon, and we are working on the shutter arrays, which allow active routing. This will reduce the demands on the electronic processors. Progress on a 180 Gbps switch will be reported.
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Neil Collings, Fan Zhang, Mark Fan, Robin W. A. Scarr, Timothy D. Wilkinson, and William A. Crossland "Shutter-based switching core for an optical packet switch", Proc. SPIE 5579, Photonics North 2004: Photonic Applications in Telecommunications, Sensors, Software, and Lasers, (16 November 2004);

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