Transparent optical networks for high-performance distributed computing

Seung Woo Seo, Paul R. Prucnal

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Abstract

Optical time-division multiplexing (OTDM) has been considered as an alternative to wavelength-division multiplexing for future networks operating in excess of 10 Gb/s. Recent advances in device technologies have opened new opportunities for implementing OTDM in very high-speed transmission as well as networking. The potentially multi-terahertz bandwidth made available with the advent of optical fibers can be exploited by eliminating the bottleneck caused by electro-optic conversion. This paper presents an overview of current OTDM networks and their supporting technologies. A novel network architecture is introduced, aimed at offering both ultra-high speed and maximum parallelism for future terabit data communications. Each node of the network is composed of several components including low-loss photonic switches, a switch controller, an optical data processing unit, and a user interface. We discuss the performance of each component, and obtain an optimal structure for ultra-fast optical networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages178-184
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 5th IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems - Cheju Island, South Korea
Duration: Aug 28 1995Aug 30 1995

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OtherProceedings of the 5th IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems
CityCheju Island, South Korea
Period8/28/958/30/95

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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    Seo, S. W., & Prucnal, P. R. (1995). Transparent optical networks for high-performance distributed computing. 178-184. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 5th IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems, Cheju Island, South Korea, .