The combined traffic-transmission analysis of a single-wavelength optical star local area network (LAN) is presented. The star is a multistage space-division photonic switch which uses deflection routing. Deflected packets delivered to the wrong user are transparently re-routed to the switch. It is found that the network works best when lightly loaded at the optical level. Using fast optical transmitters and receivers to deplete the optical layer has the positive effect of reducing both deflections and crosstalk.
Transmission analysis of a space-division optical star network with deflection routing / BONONI A.. - In: ELECTRONICS LETTERS. - ISSN 0013-5194. - 32(1996), pp. 239-240. [10.1049/el:19960185]