Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Quantum Electronics

Volume

29

Issue

2

Publisher

IEEE

Publication Date

1993

First Page

619

Last Page

634

DOI

10.1109/3.199317

Abstract

This paper studies the architectural tradeoffs found in the use of smart pixels for nodes within photonic switching interconnection networks are discussed. The particular networks of interest within the analysis are strictly nonblocking extended generalized shuffle (EGS) networks. Several performance metrics are defined for the analysis, and the effect of node size on these metrics is studied. Optimum node sizes are defined for each of the performance metrics and system-level limitations are identified.

Comments

Originally published by IEEE. Publisher's PDF can be accessed through the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics.