High Port Count Hybrid Wavelength Switched TDMA (WS-TDMA) Optical Switch for Data Centers

Adam Funnell, Joshua Benjamin, Hitesh Ballani, Paolo Costa, Philip Watts, Benn Thomsen

Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC'16) |

Published by OSA

A WS-TDMA optical switch fabric scalable to 1024 ports is demonstrated. Fast tunable (<200ns) transceivers using bipolar encoded transmission and coherent reception enable wavelength switching and TDMA over a passive star network for low latency packet level switching.