Designing scalable WDM optical interconnects using predefined wavelength conversion

Haitham S. Hamza, Jitender S. Deogun

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This paper investigates the problem of designing scalable and cost-effective wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) optical interconnects. We propose a new design for WDM optical interconnect that has several advantages over existing designs. First, wavelength conversion occurs between two predefined wavelengths. This not only eliminates the need for expensive wide-range wavelength converters, but also ensures high scalability as the conversion range is independent of the number of the wavelengths in the system. Second, the new design requires a smaller number of switching elements compared to most of the recent best interconnect designs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNetworking 2006 - Networking Technologies, Services, and Protocols; Performance of Computer and Communication Networks; Mobile and Wireless Com. Syst. - 5th Int. IFIP-TC6 Netw. Conf. Proc.
EditorsThomas Plagemann, Burkhard Stiller, Cedric Westphal, Fernando Boavida, Edmundo Monteiro
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783540341925
ISBN (Print)3540341927, 9783540341925
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International IFIP-TC6 Networking Conference, Networking 2006 - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: May 15 2006May 19 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3976 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference5th International IFIP-TC6 Networking Conference, Networking 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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