npongratz writes "Hailing from the world of physics, chemistry, and assorted geewhiz, Lynx Photonic Networks announced a photonic switch with less than 5ns packet switching. "...multiterabit switching systems..." That's what I call bitchin' switchin'." And unlike certain optical switches discussed here before based on bubbles moving in liquid, this variety "does not have any moving parts, nor does it require a change in the physical state of the light signal." 5 nanoseconds.
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