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Author Williams, K.A. ♦ Lin, T. ♦ Roberts, G.F. ♦ Penty, R.V. ♦ White, I.H. ♦ Glick, M.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2001
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Monolithic integrated circuits ♦ Optical switches ♦ Optical interconnections ♦ Optical buffering ♦ Stimulated emission ♦ Bandwidth ♦ WDM networks ♦ Delay ♦ Transceivers ♦ Optical design
Abstract Switches with nanosecond transition times and broad optical bandwidth are investigated for high-capacity low-latency switched optical interconnection. Wavelength multiplexing is exploited for both reduced latency, enhanced capacity and functionality, while using off-the-shelf transceiver technology. The requirement for optical header processing, wavelength translation, and optical buffering is avoided. The design, fabrication and assessment of compact integrated add-drop multiplexers are proposed and demonstrated for application in low-cost wavelength multiplexed and switched optical interconnects. A low-power sub-mm amplifying 2/spl times/2 switched is characterised by four wavelength channel low penalty transmission. Control schemes are proposed and demonstrated to facilitate 80 Gb/s optically switched networking.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Eng., Cambridge Univ., UK (Williams, K.A.; Lin, T.; Roberts, G.F.; Penty, R.V.; White, I.H.)
ISBN 0780384997
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2004-10-04
Publisher Place Romania
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 444.56 kB


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library