Rearrangeable non-blocking multicast FSO switch using fixed switching elements

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose an NxN rearrangeable nonblocking (RNB) multicast free space optical (FSO) switch using non-movable tri-state switching elements (T-SEs). The proposed switch exhibits an optimal hardware complexity as it requires only N(N+1)/2 switching elements. The switch is analyzed and compared to existing optical multicast switches in terms of hardware complexity, power loss, and cost. Comparison results show that the proposed switch provides multicast capability with a lower hardware complexity and a comparable performance. Cost analysis shows that, for N=4, the overall cost of the new design is lower than that of existing SNB switches even if the T-SE is 4 to 10 times the cost of typical MEMS mirrors. In addition, we present a simple routing algorithm that systematically establishes connections over the new switch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479959525
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Event58th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Dec 6 2015Dec 10 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015

Other

Other58th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period12/6/1512/10/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication

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    Hamza, A. S., Deogun, J. S., & Alexander, D. R. (2015). Rearrangeable non-blocking multicast FSO switch using fixed switching elements. In 2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015 [7417457] (2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2014.7417457