Storage Area Network (SAN) has gradually developed as the demand for storage capacity and fast access has increased. The traditional way of attaching storage directly to the servers over a SCSI bus has limited scalability. Several drawbacks and limitations have turned up. Switched Fibre Channel SAN resolves all of these issues. In this paper, the architecture of the switch fabric for the SAN is discussed. The complete design of the free-space optical switching core based on the diffractive element and the PLZT shutter is proposed.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Proceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering|
|Issue number||PART 1|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems II - Beijing, China|
Duration: 9 Nov 2004 → 11 Nov 2004
- Free-Space Optical Switch