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Optical Interconnects For Data Centers explains the latest information available on current data center networks based on electronic packet switches and how they are experiencing an exponential increase in network traffic due to developments in areas such as cloud computing.
Optical interconnects have emerged as a promising alternative, offering high throughput and reduced power consumption. This book reviews key developments in the use of optical interconnects in data centers and the current state-of-the-art in transforming this technology into reality.
The book discusses developments in optical materials and components, such as single and multi-mode waveguides, circuit boards, and ways the technology can be deployed in data centers. The aim of the book is to provide a standard reference for researchers and engineers in the field that will allow them to develop commercial applications using this important technology.
- Summarizes the state-of-the-art in this emerging field
- Presents a comprehensive review of all the key aspects of deploying optical interconnects in data centers, from materials and components, to circuit boards and methods for integration
- Contains contributions that are drawn from leading international experts on the topic