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Modular multihop WDM-based lightwave networks and routing
Author(s): A. Ferreira; K. Marcus
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Paper Abstract

At present, most of the proposed architectures for interconnecting nodes in processor networks are based on graph topologies. In this paper we study topologies based on the hypergraph theory, taking advantage of the wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) that allows the huge bandwidth of optical fiber to be divided into several high-speed logical channels. We show that our topologies compare very well against graph-based ones, in terms of maximum hop distance, expandability, and connectivity. Furthermore, they use a constant number of transceivers per node, and a sub-linear number of multiplexed channels. We also give schemes for some global routing operations: the one-to-all and the all-to-all broadcast, analyzing their performance in hops.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2449, Fiber Optic Network Components, (22 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.201957
Show Author Affiliations
A. Ferreira, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon (France)
K. Marcus, ARTEMIS-IMAG (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2449:
Fiber Optic Network Components
S. Iraj Najafi; Henri Porte, Editor(s)

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