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Using the Quartet Property to design recursively expandable optical switches
Author(s): Mostafa Rahmani; Kenneth E. Batcher
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Paper Abstract

Many designs and topologies have been introduced for optical multistage interconnections networks (optical MINs). One of the promising topologies that is regular and can be used in large optical switches is the family of networks that have the Quartet property. The Quarter property is a new property of a class of equivalent MINs. This class of networks includes Omega Network, Flip network, Baseline network, Reverse Baseline network, Indirect Binary n-Cube network and some other networks which are topologically isomorphic to them. Some MINs with the Quartet property such as Omega Network and Baseline Network have topologies that recursively can be expanded or reduced with an exponential growth of a factor of four. We are going to use this characteristic of these networks in the construction of our optical switch. The Quartet topology is a unique MIN in which a fiber channel is used instead of a set of wires. Through advancements in fiber optic channels with high bandwidth, this topology is a perfect candidate for optical multistage interconnections networks and optical switches. This paper presents the design for a Quartet switch with recursive growth based on an Omega network.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4527, Technologies, Protocols, and Services for Next-Generation Internet, (26 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434420
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Mostafa Rahmani, Kent State Univ. (United States)
Kenneth E. Batcher, Kent State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4527:
Technologies, Protocols, and Services for Next-Generation Internet
Anura P. Jayasumana; V. Chandrasekar, Editor(s)

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