Designing scalable WDM optical interconnects using predefined wavelength conversion

Haitham S. Hamza, Jitender S Deogun

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Abstract

We investigate the problem of designing scalable wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) optical interconnects with reduced hardware complexity. We present a new WDM interconnect based on the well-known three-stage Clos network. For scalability purposes, any wavelength conversion occurs between two predefined wavelengths, eliminating the need for any full- or wide-range wavelength converters. We show that the new design provides better scalability at a reduced hardware complexity compared with most of the recent best interconnect designs. We also show that the proposed interconnect admits existing routing algorithms for the three-stage space Clos network with simple extensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)422-434
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Optical Networking
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Designing scalable WDM optical interconnects using predefined wavelength conversion. / Hamza, Haitham S.; Deogun, Jitender S.

In: Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 5, No. 5, 01.01.2006, p. 422-434.

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