Optical Switching in Next Generation Data Centers

  • Francesco Testa
  • Lorenzo Pavesi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. System Aspects of Intra Data Center Networking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. J. Ben Yoo, Roberto Proietti, Paolo Grani
      Pages 3-21
    3. Liam P. Barry, Jingyan Wang, Conor McArdle, Dan Kilper
      Pages 23-44
  3. Demonstrations of Optical Switching in Data Center

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Kai Chen, Ankit Singla, Atul Singh, Kishore Ramachandran, Lei Xu, Yueping Zhang et al.
      Pages 73-91
    3. Valerija Kamchevska, Yunhong Ding, Michael S. Berger, Lars Dittmann, Leif K. Oxenløwe, Michael Galili
      Pages 93-106
    4. Roberto Proietti, Yawei Yin, Zheng Cao, C. J. Nitta, V. Akella, S. J. Ben Yoo
      Pages 107-127
    5. Ryo Takahashi, Ken-ichi Kitayama
      Pages 129-145
    6. George M. Saridis, Alejandro Aguado, Yan Yan, Wang Miao, Nicola Calabretta, Georgios Zervas et al.
      Pages 147-165
    7. Hamid Mehrvar, Huixiao Ma, Xiaoling Yang, Yan Wang, Dominic Goodwill, Eric Bernier
      Pages 167-183
    8. Maria Yuang, Po-Lung Tien
      Pages 185-200
  4. Technologies for Optical Switching in Data Centers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Qirui Huang
      Pages 203-219
    3. Francesco Testa, Alberto Bianchi, Marco Romagnoli
      Pages 221-259
    4. David V. Plant, Mohamed H. Morsy-Osman, Mathieu Chagnon, Stephane Lessard
      Pages 261-277
    5. Kevin Williams, Boudewijn Docter
      Pages 279-297
  5. Prospects and Future Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Slavisa Aleksic, Matteo Fiorani
      Pages 301-328
  6. Francesco Testa, Alberto Bianchi, Marco Romagnoli
    Pages C1-C1
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 329-336

About this book


This book introduces the reader to the optical switching technology for its application to data centers. In addition, it takes a picture of the status of the technology and system architecture evolution and of the research in the area of optical switching in data center. The book is organized in four parts: the first part is focused on the system aspects of optical switching in intra-data center networking, the second part is dedicated to describing the recently demonstrated optical switching networks, the third part deals with the latest technologies developed to enable optical switching and, finally, the fourth part of the book outlines the future prospects and trends.


Optical Communication Photonics For Data Centers Optical Switching Routing Optical Interconnection Silicon Photonics

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Testa
    • 1
  • Lorenzo Pavesi
    • 2
  1. 1.Ericsson ResearchPisaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Physics, Nanoscience LabUniversity of TrentoPovoItaly

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