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Power consumption and scalability of optically switched interconnects for high-capacity network elements

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2 Author(s)
Fehratovic, N. ; Inst. of Broadband Commun., Vienna Univ. of Technol., Vienna, Austria ; Aleksic, S.

Three realizations of optically switched interconnects were analyzed regarding power consumption and scalability and compared with electronic backplane and optical point-to-point options. The results showed that optically switched interconnects provide higher power efficiency.

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Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC/NFOEC), 2011 and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference

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6-10 March 2011