Photonics in switching: Enabling technologies and subsystem design

Kyriakos Vlachos*, Carla Raffaelli, Slavisa Aleksic, Nicola Andriolli, Dimitris Apostolopoulos, Hercules Avramopoulos, Didier Erasme, Dimitris Klonidis, Martin Nordal Petersen, Mirco Scaffardi, Karsten Schulze, Maria Spiropoulou, Stelios Sygletos, Ioannis Tomkos, Carmen Vazquez, Olga Zouraraki, Fabio Neri

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This paper describes recent research activities and results in the area of photonic switching carried out within the framework of the EU-funded e-Photon/ONe+ network of excellence, Virtual Department on Optical Switching. Technology aspects of photonics in switching and, in particular, recent advances in wavelength conversion, ring resonators, and packet switching and processing subsystems are presented as the building blocks for the implementation of a high-performance router for the next-generation Internet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)404-428
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Optical Networking
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2009


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