Optical hypercube local area network

Francis Reichmeyer, Salim Hariri, Wang Song, Kamal Jabbour

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Abstract

In this paper we present an optical hypercube local area network which employs both free-space optics as well as optical fiber interconnections. Each node of the hypercube consists of an optical routing switch (ORS) to which users connect through an optical interface unit (OIU), providing a hierarchical structure. Self electrooptic effect devices (SEEDs) and two-dimensional spatial light modulators (SLMs) are used to perform high speed packet switching in the optical domain, providing an all-optical path between source and destination nodes. Electrooptic conversions occur only at the source and destination, eliminating the electronic bottleneck at the intermediate nodes. The network requires no wavelength division multiplexing and can be implemented using currently available optical technology to achieve high-speed switching and routing with low power requirements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
EditorsJay F. Nunamaker, Ralph H.Jr. Sprague
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages471-480
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0818650508
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 27th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-27). Part 4 (of 5) - Wailea, HI, USA
Duration: Jan 4 1994Jan 7 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1060-3425

Other

OtherProceedings of the 27th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-27). Part 4 (of 5)
CityWailea, HI, USA
Period1/4/941/7/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Reichmeyer, F., Hariri, S., Song, W., & Jabbour, K. (1994). Optical hypercube local area network. In J. F. Nunamaker, & R. H. J. Sprague (Eds.), Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 471-480). (Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; Vol. 1). IEEE Computer Society.