Channel impact on ultra-fast all-optical mesh networks

Alberto Bononi, Fabrizio Forghieri, Paul R. Prucnal

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Simple channel transmission error arguments show how the size of an all-optical multihop network employing deflection routing is limited for a given optical bit rate. These limits are quantified here for non-regenerative all-optical mesh networks such as Manhattan Street network and ShuffleNet employing solitons. It is found that the node-to-node fiber span cannot exceed a few kilometers for network sizes greater than about 64 nodes when the optical bit rate is in the range of 100 Gb/s if the packet error rate is to be bounded below 10-6.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-174
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1993
EventLocal and Metropolitan Area Networks 1993 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Apr 4 1993Apr 9 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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