Multiwavelength Optical Crossconnect For Parallel-Processing Computers

E. Arthurs, J. M. Cooper, M. S. Goodman, H. Kobrinski, M. Tur*, M. P. Vecchi

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Abstract

A multiwavelength optical interconnection architecture for parallel-processing computers is presented. This fully connected, internally nonblocking network, using tunable lasers, requires only two optical fibres per node. Wavelength switching measurements (access times > 20ns) and calculated throughput are presented. Critical target parameters are established for optical device development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-120
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Computers
  • Optical connectors
  • Parallel processing

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