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Journal of Lightwave Technology


  • Vol. 18, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2000
  • pp: 469–

Two-Module Stage Optical Switch Network

Hideaki Okayama, Yutaka Okabe, Toru Arai, Takeshi Kamijoh, and Taiji Tsuruoka

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp. 469- (2000)

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A large-scale optical switch array based on guided-wave technology using two-module-stage network architecture is proposed. Networks are derived from a generalized three-stage switch network. Two types of architecture are demonstrated. In the first, building blocks in each module are 1 n, n m nonblocking switches or n r switch that can route limited numbers of input signal. In the second, crossbar, Banyan, or four-stage wide-sense nonblocking network is used as building blocks. The interconnection is simpler than for the first type. Network architectures that use Banyan or wide-sense nonblocking network building blocks are classed as thinned-out Banyan networks.


Hideaki Okayama, Yutaka Okabe, Toru Arai, Takeshi Kamijoh, and Taiji Tsuruoka, "Two-Module Stage Optical Switch Network," J. Lightwave Technol. 18, 469- (2000)

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