Evaluation of Power Consumption in Low Spatial Complexity Optical Switching Fabrics

@article{Eramo2011EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of Power Consumption in Low Spatial Complexity Optical Switching Fabrics},
  author={Vincenzo Eramo and Angelo Germoni and Antonio Cianfrani and Marco Listanti and Carla Raffaelli},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics},
  year={2011},
  volume={17},
  pages={396-405}
}
In this paper, we propose an analytical model to evaluate the power consumption in the switching fabric of a bufferless shared-per-wavelength (SPW) optical packet switch architecture in which one bank of wavelength converters (WC) is dedicated to each wavelength. We assume that both optical gates and WCs are realized in semiconductor optical amplifier technology. In our evaluation, we account for the power consumption of the current drivers needed to both controlling the used active devices and… CONTINUE READING