High capacity optically switched interconnects for computer network applications

M. Glick, A. Wonfor, E. T. Aw, R. V. Penty, I. H. White

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We summarize the commercial needs for development of high capacity interconnects, specifically for short reach (backplane, board to board) applications and review the research challenges to be addressed for optically switched interconnects. We present recent work on our near term solution, SWIFT, for centrally controlled, single switch fabric, short link applications not requiring wavelength routing, optical buffering or optical delay lines.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 Photonics in Switching, PS
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event2007 Photonics in Switching, PS - San Francisco, CA, USA United States
Duration: 19 Aug 200722 Aug 2007

Publication series

Name2007 Photonics in Switching, PS


Conference2007 Photonics in Switching, PS
Country/TerritoryUSA United States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • Optical interconnect
  • Optical switching
  • Semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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