This thesis investigates optical interconnection networks for high performance switching and routing. Two main topics are studied. The first topic regards the use of silicon microring resonators for short reach optical interconnects. Photonic technologies can help to overcome the intrinsic limitations of electronics when used in interconnects, short-distance transmissions and switching operations. This thesis considers the peculiarasymmetric losses of microring resonators since they pose unprecedented challenges for the design of the architecture and for the routing algorithms. It presents new interconnection architectures, proposes modifications on classical routing algorithms and achieves a better performance in terms of fabric complexity and scalability with respect to the state of the art. Subsequently, this thesis considers wavelength dimension capabilities of microring resonators in which wavelength reuse (i.e. crosstalk accumulation) presents impairments on the system performance. To this aim, it presents different crosstalk reduction techniques, a feasibility analysis for the design of microring resonators and a novel wavelength-agile routing matrix. The second topic regards flexible resource allocation with adaptable infrastructure for elastic optical networks. In particular, it focus on Architecture on Demand (AoD), whereby optical node architectures can be reconfigured on the fly according to traffic requirements. This thesis includes results on the first flexible-grid optical spectrum networking field trial, carried out in a collaboration with University of Essex. Finally, it addresses several challenges that present the novel concept AoD by means of modeling and simulation. This thesis proposes an algorithm to perform automatic architecture synthesis, reports AoD scalability and power consumption results working under the proposed synthesis algorithm. Such results validate AoD as a flexible node concept that provides power efficiency and high switching capacity.

Optical architectures for high performance switching and routing / GARRICH ALABARCE, Miquel. - STAMPA. - (2013). [10.6092/polito/porto/2506247]

Optical architectures for high performance switching and routing

GARRICH ALABARCE, MIQUEL
2013

Abstract

This thesis investigates optical interconnection networks for high performance switching and routing. Two main topics are studied. The first topic regards the use of silicon microring resonators for short reach optical interconnects. Photonic technologies can help to overcome the intrinsic limitations of electronics when used in interconnects, short-distance transmissions and switching operations. This thesis considers the peculiarasymmetric losses of microring resonators since they pose unprecedented challenges for the design of the architecture and for the routing algorithms. It presents new interconnection architectures, proposes modifications on classical routing algorithms and achieves a better performance in terms of fabric complexity and scalability with respect to the state of the art. Subsequently, this thesis considers wavelength dimension capabilities of microring resonators in which wavelength reuse (i.e. crosstalk accumulation) presents impairments on the system performance. To this aim, it presents different crosstalk reduction techniques, a feasibility analysis for the design of microring resonators and a novel wavelength-agile routing matrix. The second topic regards flexible resource allocation with adaptable infrastructure for elastic optical networks. In particular, it focus on Architecture on Demand (AoD), whereby optical node architectures can be reconfigured on the fly according to traffic requirements. This thesis includes results on the first flexible-grid optical spectrum networking field trial, carried out in a collaboration with University of Essex. Finally, it addresses several challenges that present the novel concept AoD by means of modeling and simulation. This thesis proposes an algorithm to perform automatic architecture synthesis, reports AoD scalability and power consumption results working under the proposed synthesis algorithm. Such results validate AoD as a flexible node concept that provides power efficiency and high switching capacity.
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