Highly scalable optical TDM router using a computer controlled time slot selector with picosecond resolution

Runser, Robert J. and Deng, K.-L. and Toliver, P. and Glesk, Ivan and Prucnal, P.R. (1999) Highly scalable optical TDM router using a computer controlled time slot selector with picosecond resolution. In: Photonics in Switching. OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, 32 . Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, pp. 83-88. ISBN 1557525900

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    Abstract

    An OTDM router architecture using a highly scalable time slot tuner is discussed. Results for a 100-Gb/s, 16-channel router using a computer-controlled interface are presented. The scalability and latency of the router based upon the time slot tuner shows that aggregate bandwidths beyond 1 Tb/s are possible. We show that a maximum hardware time slot access latency of less than 3.2 ns can be achieved with this architecture enabling ultrafast optical packet routing.