Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, February 28, 2007
NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B03

An Ultrafast Optical Digital Technology
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Alan Huang
Terabit Corporation
About the talk:

Optical isolators, splitters, combiners, and fiber can be used to implement Sagnac interferometric switches. The Sagnac switches, cw lasers, wavelength splitters, wavelength combiners, high rep-rate lasers, optical delays, and optical amplifiers can be used to implement optical state machines. The optical state machines can be used to implement packet buffers, bridges, hubs, and switches. The size, power, and cost of the optical state machines are independent of the clock rate. The maximum clock rate should be greater than 1 Tb/s.


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About the speaker:

Alan Huang has a BS and MS in EE from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in EE from Stanford University. His thesis work involved optics and computer architecture. He joined Bell Labs and worked on signal processing, parallel processing, packet switching, broadband networks, and photonic switching. He co-invented the Batcher / Banyan packet switching networks; helped design the first Bell Labs ATM switch; helped lead the Bell Labs optical switching effort; and supervised the initial development of vertical cavity surface emitting lasers, planar optics, inter-subband optical modulators, and optical fiber logic gates. He has published over thirty papers and has over 30 US patents.

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