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