Conference Proceedings

Photonic switching and the energy bottleneck

J Baliga, R Ayre, K Hinton, RS Tucker

2007 PHOTONICS IN SWITCHING | IEEE | Published : 2007


The energy consumption of the Internet is growing exponentially. We examine the potential of photonic switching to reduce energy consumption by determining the contribution of cross connects and buffers to the total energy consumption of the Internet. © 2007 IEEE.