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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||IEE proceedings. Part J, Optoelectronics|
|State||Published - 1993|
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