High port court switch architectures for data center applications

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

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This paper reviews recent research on high speed optical routers for datacenters, paying particular attention to recent studies of hybrid MZI-SOA switches. Experimental studies show 15 dB IPDR with 1 dB penalty for 16×16 switches with nanosecond switching times. Quantitative analysis shows the feasibility of building switches with up to 2048 ports.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Photonics, Networks 2017
PublisherOSA Publishing
VolumePart F53
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
EventAdvanced Photonics, Networks 2017 - New Orleans, USA United States
Duration: 24 Jul 201727 Jul 2017


ConferenceAdvanced Photonics, Networks 2017
Country/TerritoryUSA United States
CityNew Orleans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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