Scaling photonic packet switches

H.J.S. Dorren, S. Di Lucente, J. Luo, N. Calabretta

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We consider optical switching architectures that allow for scaling to a large number of ports. We show that the complexity of the node control critically depends on the node architecture and impacts the end-to-end latency of the system. We introduce, node architectures with highly distributed control that allow for systems that introduce very low end-to-end latency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2-5 July 2012, Coverty England
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2012) - University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Jul 20125 Jul 2012
Conference number: 14


Conference14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2012)
Abbreviated titleICTON 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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