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Authors: E.D. Kyriakis-Bitzaros, E. Grivas, G. Halkias, S. Katsafouros, P. Dumon, G. Morthier, R. Baets, T. Farell, N. Ryan, I. McKenzie, E. Armadillo
Title: A WDM Optical Backplane with AWG Based Passive Routing
Format: International Conference Proceedings
Publication date: 10/2006
Journal/Conference/Book: Photonics in Switching 2006
Volume(Issue): p.273-275
Location: Herakleion, Greece
DOI: 10.1109/ps.2006.4350206
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An optical backplane based on Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) is introduced. It is a tunable transmitter fixed receiver (TT-FR) architecture, which incorporates an NxN Arrayed Waveguide Grating (AWG) element for passive data routing. A four-node prototype has been built using high-speed FPGAs for the implementation of the control plane. Bit-Error-Rate (BER) versus power incident on the receiver using three different AWGs has been measured at a data rate of 10Gbps per link under static and dynamically changing configurations.

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