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Scalable optical network based on folded bus architecture
Author(s): Imrich Chlamtac; Viktoria Elek; Andrea F. Fumagalli; Csaba Szabo
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Paper Abstract

Two major drawbacks stand in the way of practical realization of scalable packet switched all-optical WDM networks. Beyond the obvious dependence on the number of wavelengths, these are the complexity of fast reconfigurable WDM crossconnects and the network wide synchronization. This paper presents a modular folded bus based architecture using photonic slot routing that circumvents the above drawbacks, leading to the potential realization of large all-optical networks based on extant optical technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2953, Broadband Strategies and Technologies for Wide Area and Local Access Networks, (13 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.261240
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Imrich Chlamtac, Boston Univ. (United States)
Viktoria Elek, Technical Univ. of Budapest (Hungary)
Andrea F. Fumagalli, Politecnico di Torino (United States)
Csaba Szabo, Technical Univ. of Budapest (Hungary)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2953:
Broadband Strategies and Technologies for Wide Area and Local Access Networks
Roberto Vercelli, Editor(s)

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