<p><a href="http://www.osa-jon.org/features/OIN_2004.html">Feature Issue on Optical Interconnection Networks (OIN)</a></p> A performance analysis of an optically interconnected packet-scheduling switch network is presented. The scheduling switch uses a branch of feed-forward delays for each input port, interconnected with elementary optical switches to resolve contention. The scheduling switch is guaranteed to be lossless under a certain smoothness property condition. We investigate the packet-loss performance of the switch when the smoothness property condition does not hold, as well as the packet delay impairments at the edge of a scheduling switch interconnected network when this property is enforced.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
Optical Interconnection Networks
Original Manuscript: August 11, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2004
Published: October 5, 2004
Optical Interconnection Networks (2004) Journal of Optical Networking
Kyriakos Vlachos, Emmanuel Varvarigos, and Chris Bintjas, "Performance evaluation of an optically interconnected "scheduling" switch network for Pareto traffic," J. Opt. Netw. 3, 760-768 (2004)