Advanced photonic routing sub-systems with efficient routing control

I. H. White, M. Ding, Q. Cheng, A. Wonfor, R. V. Penty

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Abstract

In recent years, there has been much interest in the development of optical switches which can route optical signals from different input guides to different outputs based on thermo-optic and electro-optic technologies. Such switches, which can be reconfigured on millisecond and microsecond timescales, have already attracted commercial interest. However switches which are able to reconfigure on the nanosecond timescales required for packet switching have been more challenging and only in recent years, have router concepts been devised to allow lossless routers to be constructed able to switch on nanosecond timescales with more than 16×16 ports. This paper will therefore review the advances that have occurred to allow such operation and then describe recent studies that have begun to determine the electronic control and functionality required to enable full and practical operation of such switches in high performance networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICTON 2015 - 17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
EditorsMarek Jaworski, Marian Marciniak
PublisherIEEE
Volume2015-August
ISBN (Electronic)9781467378802
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2015
Event17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2015 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 5 Jul 20159 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)
ISSN (Print)2162-7339
ISSN (Electronic)2161-2064

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2015
Country/TerritoryHungary
CityBudapest
Period5/07/159/07/15

Keywords

  • Optical switching
  • Packet switches
  • Photonic integrated circuits
  • Routing algorithm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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