WDM implementation of optically transparent photonic ATM switches

F. S. Choa, H. J. Chao

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Abstract

The ATM method is emerging to be the most effective solution for multimedia communication due to its capability of handling bursty data. Optically transparent photonic ATM switch is important to not only save a lot of O/E and E/O conversion but also keep the cell in the optical domain to fully utilize the THz data-pass bandwidth of photonics and avoid the electronic bottleneck. Photonics techniques also have the advantage of operational bit-rate independency and of having an extra multiplexing dimension (wavelength) to reduce the wire complexity of O(N2) in a switch to O(N). A combination of both the ATM and WDM techniques may provide an ultimate version for optical networking with almost unlimited capacity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages232-233
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting. Part 1 (of 2) - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Oct 31 1994Nov 3 1994

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OtherProceedings of the 1994 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting. Part 1 (of 2)
CityBoston, MA, USA
Period10/31/9411/3/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Choa, F. S., & Chao, H. J. (1994). WDM implementation of optically transparent photonic ATM switches. 232-233. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1994 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting. Part 1 (of 2), Boston, MA, USA, .