Michael Oliver McCracken - Austin TX, US
Pranay Koka - Austin TX, US
Xuezhe Zheng - San Diego CA, US
Ashok Krishnamoorthy - San Diego CA, US
Oracle International Corporation - Redwood City CA
398 45, 398 46, 398 50, 398 51
A system including first and second sending nodes, a horizontal optical data link (ODL) having optical signals propagating in opposite directions in first and second waveguide segments, a vertical ODL having optical signals propagating in the same direction throughout third and fourth waveguide segments, a first optical output switch operatively connecting the first sending node and the first waveguide segment and configured to switch first data item onto the first waveguide segment during a first timeslot, a second optical output switch operatively connecting the second sending node and the second waveguide segment and configured to switch second data item onto the second waveguide segment during a second timeslot, and an optical coupler pair operatively connecting the first and second waveguide segments to the third and fourth waveguide segments, respectively, and redirecting the first and the second data items from the horizontal to the vertical ODL.