Passive shared media systems

Paul R. Prucnal, Philippe A. Perrier

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A passive shared media space-division photonic switching architecture with the potential for extremely high dimensionality is presented. The architecture, which resembles a collapsed network, eliminates the restrictions 2 × 2 switching elements impose in classical space-division switching architectures by providing a dedicated path for all input- and output-port connections on a common transmission medium. Switching between two input ports and three output ports of a space-division time-multiplexed photonic switch with 120 × 120 input/output port capacity was demonstrated. The aggregate throughput was 12 Gb/s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1135-1139
Number of pages5
JournalConference Record - International Conference on Communications
StatePublished - 1990
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications - ICC '90 Part 3 (of 4) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Apr 16 1990Apr 19 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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