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Recent Developments in Optical Multistage Networks

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Part of the Network Theory and Applications book series (NETA, volume 6)

Abstract

Fiber optic communication offers a combination of high speed, decreasing switching time, low error probability, and gigabit transmission capacity. It has been extensively used in wide-area networks and has received much attention in distributed processing community as well. Recent progress in electro-optic technologies has made optical communication a promising networking choice to meet the increasing demands for high channel bandwidth and low communication latency by high-performance computing/communication applications [10], [21]. Тhe unique characteristics of optical interconnects have significant implications on architectural freedom and constraints as well as system configuration and complexity. It is expected that optical technology will drastically change the landscape of interconnection schemes.

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Time Slot Control Word Schedule Length Conflict Graph Crosstalk Signal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringSUNY at BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  3. 3.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringSUNY at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA
  4. 4.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

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