M2-B-Quadro: A scalable optical switch architecture for contention resolution

Wang Rong Chang, Hui Tang Lin, Ho Ting Wu

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This paper proposes a new switching architecture to be used in all optical networks. The proposed switch, denoted as M2-B-Quadro, is an extension of the 2 × 2 two-stage Multi-buffer Bypass Quadro (M-B-Quadro) switch introduced by the current authors in [1]. By incorporating bypass lines and employing a novel switch control strategy, denoted as POS, the proposed switching node effectively resolves packet contentions and provides a substantial reduction in the packet deflection probability. We also demonstrate that such architecture can also be applied to design a generic multiple stages switch of a larger number of input/output ports with superior performances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event2005 Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications - Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Duration: 2005 Oct 32005 Oct 5

Publication series

Name2005 Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications


Other2005 Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications
CityPerth, Western Australia

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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