An optical interface message processor for fiber communication networks

Q. Wang Song, Salim Hariri, Alok Choudhary

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We describe an optical interface message processor that explores the high-bandwidth, parallelism, and high information density offered by optics. The most time consuming operations in communication networks, such as switching and routing, are performed in optical domain in the proposed system. The design does not suffer from the optical/electrical conversion bottlenecks and can perform self-routing in the range of Gbits/s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)304-311
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jul 15 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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