Nanoseconds photonic integrated switches for optical data center interconnect systems

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Abstract

With the aim to satisfy the scalable growth in both network traffic volume and connected endpoints while decreasing the cost and the energy consumption, transparent optical DC networks (DCNs) based on fast optical switches have been considered, featuring the data rate and format transparency and eliminating the power consuming O/E/O conversions. In this work, we propose and experimentally assess novel optical DCN architectures based on distributed and buffer-less nanoseconds WDM photonics integrated switches. The WDM photonic integrated switches are capable to switching in the wavelength, space, and nanoseconds time domain to provide full flexibility and the required speed to achieve high throughput DCN networks. Disaggregated DCN architectures enabled by the fast WDM PIC switch will be also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Interconnects XX
EditorsHenning Schroder, Ray T. Chen
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781510633353
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2020
EventOptical Interconnects XX 2020 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 4 Feb 20206 Feb 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume11286
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceOptical Interconnects XX 2020
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period4/02/206/02/20

Keywords

  • Fast wavelength selective switches
  • Photonic integrated devices
  • Photonic switching circuits
  • Semiconductor optical amplifiers

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    Calabretta, N., Prifti, K., Xue, X., Yan, F., Pan, B., & Guo, X. (2020). Nanoseconds photonic integrated switches for optical data center interconnect systems. In H. Schroder, & R. T. Chen (Eds.), Optical Interconnects XX [1128605] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 11286). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2550101