F5 – GrapHICS

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RESTART focused project F5 – GrapHICS aims to realize circuits integrating the electro-optical switching functionality with electronics.

On one hand, this will permit to control the routing remotely, thus allowing for simplified labelling schemes; with a suitable network protocol design, this could lead to the adoption of label-free switching algorithms.

On the other hand, the optical switch can be reconfigured at any time; and this is an added value for access networks that can be achieved only in E/O approaches. An additional result will consist in the significantly lower insertion losses compared to the counterpart passive optical splitters.

GrapHICS is part of Spoke 1 – Pervasive and Photonic Network Technologies and Infrastructures


Collaboration proposals:
For any proposal of collaboration within the project please contact
maurizio.casalino at na.isasi.cnr.it


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