A Single-Hop Wavelength-Routed Local Area Network

  • Mark W. Janoska
  • Terence D. Todd


Future LANs and MANs may be based upon multichannel, single-hop network architectures constructed using wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) and passive star couplers. Due to device limitations, the number of available channels may be smaller than desired. In this case, wavelength spatial re-use will be required to support an acceptable number of stations and performance. Recently, hierarchical wavelength re-use architectures have been proposed for this purpose [1].


Output Fiber Input Fiber Optical Receiver Optical Star Data Slot 
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    P. W. Dowd, K. K. Bogineni, K. A. Aly, J. A. Perreault, “Hierarchical Scalable Photonic Architectures for High-Performance Processor Interconnection”, IEEE Transactions on Computers, Vol. 42, No. 9, pp.1105–1120, 1993.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    M. W. Janoska and T. D. Todd, “A simplified Optical Star Network Using Distributed Channel Controllers”, Proc. of GLOBECOM’93, pp.481–487, Houston, Texas, December 1993.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark W. Janoska
    • 1
  • Terence D. Todd
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

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