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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering