Optical node performance analysis in terms of number of wavelength converters for a multihop optical ShuffleNet under deflection routing is presented. From the computed results for a given number of wavelengths, it is found that in order to achieve the minimum deflection probability at full load, the number of wavelength converters required is at most 60% of the number of wavelengths. Any additional wavelength converters would not be necessary in reducing the overall deflection probability. These upper-bound findings are indeed helpful for network engineers designing a cost-effective network node.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 9, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2004
Published: December 17, 2004
Gerardo Castañón, Chong Gee Koa, Su Fong Chien, Andy Lock Yen Low, and Alberto Bononi, "Analysis of ShuffleNets with limited number of wavelength converters employing deflection routing," J. Opt. Netw. 4, 28-37 (2005)