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Evaluation of the time-domain approach for crosstalk-free communication in photonic switches
Author(s): Jia H. Wang; Chunming Qiao
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Paper Abstract

First-order crosstalk in Multistage Interconnection Network (MINs) can be avoided by ensuring only one input of each switch is active at a given time, in other words, no two connections can use the same switch simultaneously. A space domain approach dilates an N- by-N network into one that is essentially equivalent to a 2N-by-2N network. The time domain approach proposed extends the `dilation' concept from space to time to avoid crosstalk by establishing the connections sharing the same switch in different time slots. This paper studies the tradeoffs of these two approaches in two different MINs, namely, Banyan and Benes, under both individual and stage switch control. Theoretical analysis showed that in a Banyan with stage control, the set of N-by-N permutations whose connections can be established crosstalk free in two time slots using the time domain approach is more than the set of permutations that can be realized in one time slot using the space domain approach. In addition, simulation results showed that given the same set of one-to-one or one-to-many connections, the number of time slots needed by the time-domain approach is less than twice of that needed by the space-domain approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2614, All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues, (1 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227831
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Jia H. Wang, SUNY/Buffalo (United States)
Chunming Qiao, SUNY/Buffalo (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2614:
All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues
Vincent W. S. Chan; Robert A. Cryan; John M. Senior, Editor(s)

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