Free-space optical fibre ribbon switch for use in storage area networks

F. Zhang, N. Collings, W. A. Crossland, T. D. Wilkinson, P. L. Neo, M. R. Taghizadeh, A. Waddie

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The use of storage area networks (SANs) as a response to the increasing demand for storage created by data intensive applications, has expedited the development of high-bandwidth switches. The design of a six-by-six free-space 12-channel multi-mode fibre ribbon switch that aims to transmit 2 Gbit/s data per channel in a SAN is presented. The switch architecture, operation and design of key components are described. The optical performance is estimated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-291
Number of pages7
JournalIEE Proceedings - Optoelectronics
Volume152
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

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Zhang, F., Collings, N., Crossland, W. A., Wilkinson, T. D., Neo, P. L., Taghizadeh, M. R., & Waddie, A. (2005). Free-space optical fibre ribbon switch for use in storage area networks. IEE Proceedings - Optoelectronics, 152(6), 285-291. https://doi.org/10.1049/ip-opt:20050012
Zhang, F. ; Collings, N. ; Crossland, W. A. ; Wilkinson, T. D. ; Neo, P. L. ; Taghizadeh, M. R. ; Waddie, A. / Free-space optical fibre ribbon switch for use in storage area networks. In: IEE Proceedings - Optoelectronics. 2005 ; Vol. 152, No. 6. pp. 285-291.
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In: IEE Proceedings - Optoelectronics, Vol. 152, No. 6, 12.2005, p. 285-291.

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Zhang F, Collings N, Crossland WA, Wilkinson TD, Neo PL, Taghizadeh MR et al. Free-space optical fibre ribbon switch for use in storage area networks. IEE Proceedings - Optoelectronics. 2005 Dec;152(6):285-291. https://doi.org/10.1049/ip-opt:20050012