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Throughput/cost trade-off in passive optical networks: a comparison between shufflenets and multilevel optical networks (MONETs)
Author(s): Andrea Borella; Franco Chiaraluce; Fabrizio Meschini
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Paper Abstract

Shufflenet and MONET are compared in order to find the best solutions as regards the traffic management performance. Using simple mathematics, throughput and efficiency of both networks are derived and numerically evaluated under the constraint of a limited number of overall channels. It is shown that when the number of users is small shufflenet exhibits the best behavior, but MONETs only are able to connect a large number of users with satisfactory performance. Furthermore, the latter become more and more efficient when the hypothesis of uniform traffic is removed.

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Date Published: 17 February 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2450, Broadband Networks: Strategies and Technologies, (17 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.201272
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Andrea Borella, Univ. di Ancona (Italy)
Franco Chiaraluce, Univ. di Ancona (Italy)
Fabrizio Meschini, Univ. di Ancona (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2450:
Broadband Networks: Strategies and Technologies
Robert A. Cryan; P. Nalinaj Fernando; Pierpaolo Ghiggino; John M. Senior, Editor(s)

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