Scaling photonic packet switches to a large number of ports

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

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Abstract

We review our work on optical switching architectures that allow for scaling to a large number (thousands) of ports. We explain that the complexity of the node control critically depends on the node architecture and, hence, critically impacts the end-to-end latency of the system. We introduce node architectures with highly distributed control that allow for systems with very low end-to-end latency. We present integrated devices that support such systems and we present laboratory experiments to illustrate the technical feasibility of such switching systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A82-A89
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Optical Communications and Networking
Volume4
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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