It was believed that, for strictly nonblocking multicast and broadcast interconnect operations to be achieved, a switching network had to have a minimum of N2 switching states, i.e., a crossbar-type switch. A novel system concept that reduces the switching complexity while maintaining nonblocking multicast networking is proposed and experimentally demonstrated.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 15, 1993
Published: April 15, 1994
Yao Li, Jacob Sharony, Ting Wang, and Z. George Pan, "Minimum-complexity free-space optical nonblocking networks for multicast interconnect applications," Opt. Lett. 19, 515-517 (1994)