Bit-level packet-switching all-optical multihop shuffle networks with deflection routing

Seung Woo Seo, Ben Y. Yu, Paul R. Prucnal

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We propose an all-optical packet-switching scheme in multihop shuffle networks in which deflection routing is used as its contention-resolution principle. In our scheme only partial address information in the packet header is read before a routing decision is made. Because the new scheme does not involve a time-consuming look-up table, extremely low latency operation is possible at each node. Moreover, because the number of demultiplexers at each node can be kept constant even though the network size changes, cost-effective design of a node is possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3142-3145
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number14
StatePublished - May 10 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Bit-level packet switching
  • Multihop networks
  • Optical networks
  • Packet switching
  • Self clocking
  • Self routing
  • Shuffle networks
  • Time-division multiplexing


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