Optical Technologies Can Improve the Energy Efficiency of Networks

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Bonetto, Edoardo; Chiaraviglio, Luca; Cuda, Davide; Castillo, Guido A. Gavilanes; Neri, Fabio (Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24, 10129, Torino, Italy)

Optical technologies, in comparison with electronic technologies, need less power to switch high bitrates and to interconnect farther subsystems. The paper discusses with specific examples how optics can improve the energy efficiency of networks and switches.