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Switch-setting algorithms for the optical N-gon prism switch

: Giglmayr, J.

Senior, J.M. ; Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers -SPIE-, Bellingham/Wash.:
All-optical communication systems: Architecture, control, and network issues III : 2-3 November 1997, Dallas, Texas
Bellingham/Wash.: SPIE, 1997 (SPIE Proceedings Series 3230)
ISBN: 0-8194-2663-6
Conference "All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues" <3, 1997, Dallas/Tex.>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer HHI ()
cellular arrays; multistage interconnection networks; optical prisms; optical switches; optical waveguide components; optical n-gon prism switch; switch-setting algorithms; multi-layer architecture; all-optical switching architecture; parallel waveguides; light transmission; scalable algorithm; algebraic algorithm; multi-layer switching; cellular array

The optical N-gon prism switch is the simplest multi-layer architecture and a starting point for novel all-optical switching architectures. The N-gon prism switch is composed of parallel waveguides at each layer; switching between the waveguides at each layer and switching between the waveguides at adjacent layers is assumed, and the optics comes in by the transmission of light through the waveguides. The switch setting algorithms for the N-gon prism switch are discussed where (1) an approach to an algebraic and scalable algorithm is presented for its fast implementation and (2) the further development of the multi-layer switching concept is taken into account.