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Photonics 2014, 1(2), 131-145; doi:10.3390/photonics1020131
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Optical Backplane Based on Ring-Resonators: Scalability and Performance Analysis for 10 Gb/s OOK-NRZ

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Received: 25 March 2014; in revised form: 15 April 2014 / Accepted: 18 April 2014 / Published: 12 May 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue All Optical Networks for Communications)
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Abstract: The use of architectures that implement optical switching without any need of optoelectronic conversion allows us to overcome the limits imposed by today’s electronic backplane, such as power consumption and dissipation, as well as power supply and footprint requirements. We propose a ring-resonator based optical backplane for router line-card interconnection. In particular we investigate how the scalability of the architecture is affected by the following parameters: number of line cards, switching-element round-trip losses, frequency drifting due to thermal variations, and waveguide-crossing effects. Moreover, to quantify the signal distortions introduced by filtering operations, the bit error rate for the different parameter conditions are shown in case of an on-off keying non-return-to-zero (OOK-NRZ) input signal at 10 Gb/s.
Keywords: optical backplane; optical interconnections; network optimization; assignment and routing algorithms optical backplane; optical interconnections; network optimization; assignment and routing algorithms
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Rizzelli, G.; Siracusa, D.; Maier, G.; Magarini, M.; Alam, M.; Melloni, A. Optical Backplane Based on Ring-Resonators: Scalability and Performance Analysis for 10 Gb/s OOK-NRZ. Photonics 2014, 1, 131-145.

AMA Style

Rizzelli G, Siracusa D, Maier G, Magarini M, Alam M, Melloni A. Optical Backplane Based on Ring-Resonators: Scalability and Performance Analysis for 10 Gb/s OOK-NRZ. Photonics. 2014; 1(2):131-145.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Rizzelli, Giuseppe; Siracusa, Domenico; Maier, Guido; Magarini, Maurizio; Alam, Mehmood; Melloni, Andrea. 2014. "Optical Backplane Based on Ring-Resonators: Scalability and Performance Analysis for 10 Gb/s OOK-NRZ." Photonics 1, no. 2: 131-145.

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