Soliton ultrafast all-optical mesh networks

A. Bononi, F. Forghieri, P. R. Prucnal

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Channel transmission error arguments show how the size of an all-optimal multihop network employing deflection routing is limited for a given optical bit rate. These limits are quantified for nonregenerative all-optical mesh networks such as Manhattan Street network and ShuffleNet employing solitons. It is found that the node-to-node fibre span cannot exceed a few kilometers for network size up to 400 nodes when the optical bit rate is as high as 100 Gbit/s if the packet error rate is to be bounded below 10-6.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-290
Number of pages6
JournalIEE proceedings. Part J, Optoelectronics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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