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Nonblocking WDM Multicast Switching Networks

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Nonblocking WDM Multicast Switching Networks
ÐWith ever increasing demands on bandwidth from emerging bandwidth-intensive applications, such as video conferencing, E-commerce, and video-on-demand services, there has been an acute need for very high bandwidth transport network facilities. Optical networks are a promising candidate for this type of applications. At the same time, many bandwidth-intensive applications require multicast services for efficiency purposes. Multicast has been extensively studied in the parallel processing and electronic networking community and has started to receive attention in the optical network community recently. In particular, as WDM (wavelength division multiplexing) networks emerge, supporting WDM multicast becomes increasingly attractive. In this paper, we consider efficient designs of multicast-capable WDM switching networks, which are significantly different and, hence, require nontrivial extensions from their electronic counterparts. We first discuss various multicast models in WDM networks...
Yuanyuan Yang, Jianchao Wang, Chunming Qiao
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Type Conference
Year 2000
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Authors Yuanyuan Yang, Jianchao Wang, Chunming Qiao
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