Crosstalk-Free Permutation in Photonic Rearrangeable Networks Built on a Combination of Horizontal Expansion and Vertical Stacking of Banyan Networks

Xiaohong JIANG  Hong SHEN  Md. Mamun-ur-Rashid KHANDKER  Susumu HORIGUCHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E86-D   No.9   pp.1525-1533
Publication Date: 2003/09/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies)
Category: Networking and Architectures
optical switch,  banyan network,  rearrangeably nonblocking,  optical crosstalk,  

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Crosstalk in optical switch is an intrinsic drawback of optical networks, and avoiding crosstalk is important for making optical network work properly. Horizontal expansion and vertical stacking are two basic techniques for creating nonblocking multistage interconnection networks (MINs). Rearrangeable (nonblocking) optical MINs are feasible since they have lower complexity than their strictly nonblocking counterparts. In this paper, we study the crosstalk-free permutations in rearrangeable optical MINs built on a combination of horizontal expansion and vertical stacking of banyan networks, and provide a scheme for realizing crosstalk-free permutations in this kind of optical MINs. The basic idea of this scheme is to first decompose a permutation into multiple partial permutations by using Euler Split technique, then route and realize each of these partial permutations crosstalk-free in one plane (stacked copy) of a MIN based on both the Euler Split technique and self-routing property of a banyan network. The tradeoff between the overall time complexity and hardware cost of this class of MINs is also explored in this paper.