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: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
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.