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Topologies for linear lightwave networks
Author(s): Krishna Bala; Thomas E. Stern
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Paper Abstract

Simple topologies are proposed for linear lightwave networks (LLN). Tree-based networks which preclude the possibility of certain violations are compared to networks that allow violations to occur but achieve better load distribution within the network. The performance of each topology, from the point of view of blocking probability, is compared by a simulator using a call routing algorithm based on the K-shortest path algorithm. It is found that general topologies that allow for better load distribution perform better than tree-based topologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1579, Advanced Fiber Communications Technologies, (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50140
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Krishna Bala, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Thomas E. Stern, Columbia Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1579:
Advanced Fiber Communications Technologies

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