High capacity optical interconnects for computer networks

Madeleine Click, Michael Dales, Tao Lin, Adrian Wonfor, Kevin A. Williams, Richard V. Penty, Ian H. White

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Abstract

As the system interconnect migrates to higher speeds, interconnect designers are considering optical interconnects as a solution enabling higher aggregate bit rate and lower power consumption. For short link length interconnects requirements are quite different to those for long distance telecommunications systems. In order to achieve ultra high capacity and low latency, optical switching fabrics are also considered. The optical switch, however, brings significant changes to the interconnect architecture in terms of how routing decisions are made and how contention resolution is managed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2006
Place of PublicationU. S. A.
PublisherIEEE
Pages108-110
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781424402366
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event2006 International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2006 - Nottingham, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jun 200622 Jun 2006

Publication series

Name2006 International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Volume1

Conference

Conference2006 International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2006
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityNottingham
Period18/06/0622/06/06

Keywords

  • Optical interconnect
  • Optical network
  • Semiconductor optical amplifiers
  • WDM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Cite this

Click, M., Dales, M., Lin, T., Wonfor, A., Williams, K. A., Penty, R. V., & White, I. H. (2006). High capacity optical interconnects for computer networks. In 2006 International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2006 (pp. 108-110). [4013667] (2006 International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks; Vol. 1). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2006.248253