Performance assessment of a nanoseconds and modular Photonic Integrated Wavelength Selective Switch for Optical Data Centre Networks

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Abstract

We assess the performance of a photonic integrated 1x8 WDM (8 channel) wavelength selective switch module to realize a modular 8x8x8λ WDM cross-connect switch. The 1x8 wavelength switch module exploits SOA technology for nanoseconds wavelength and time switching operation to enable the implementation of a low latency optical data center network. Experimental results confirm a cross-talk lower than -30 dB, loss less and error-free operation at 10 Gb/s and 20 Gb/s. The results shown in this study and the fact that the device proposed is an evolved version of a similar modular architecture with double the channels are clearly the proof of the potentialities of this approach to scale up to an even larger port count.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonics in Switching and Computing (PSC) 2018
EditorsKonstantinos Manousakis, Stavros Iezekiel, Ioannis Tomkos, Katsuyuki Utaka, Georgios Ellinas
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-9392-6
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Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018
EventPhotonics in Switching and Computing, (PSC2018) - Limmasol, Cyprus
Duration: 19 Sep 201821 Sep 2018
http://cyprusconferences.org/psc2018/

Conference

ConferencePhotonics in Switching and Computing, (PSC2018)
Abbreviated titlePSC2018
CountryCyprus
CityLimmasol
Period19/09/1821/09/18
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Keywords

  • Data center network (DCN) optical switch
  • PIC (photonic integrated chip)
  • SOA (semiconductor optical amplifier)

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Prifti, K., Tessema, N., Stabile, P., & Calabretta, N. (2018). Performance assessment of a nanoseconds and modular Photonic Integrated Wavelength Selective Switch for Optical Data Centre Networks. In K. Manousakis, S. Iezekiel, I. Tomkos, K. Utaka, & G. Ellinas (Eds.), Photonics in Switching and Computing (PSC) 2018 [8751466] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/PS.2018.8751466