A modified multihop ShuffleNet configuration for WDM all-optical networks is described which is rearrangeable and allows wavelength reuse at each node as it expands. This configuration does not require any rearrangement of preceding node and wavelength assignments when new nodes and wavelengths are added and it can function with fewer overall number of nodes. By comparison, the traditional Perfect ShuffleNet requires a large number of nodes to be available for any updating of the configuration. Most of these nodes remain idle during the normal signal routing process leading to reduced network link capacity. Furthermore, to facilitate wavelength reuse when updating, the Perfect ShuffleNet necessitates the rearrangement of preceding node and wavelength assignments. This leads to generalized forms of ShuffleNet where wavelength reuse forces network architecture into irregular topologies. The modified ShuffleNet proposed here is capable of facilitating wavelength reuse without the modification of initial node and wavelength assignments and could be realised by using a star topology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-14
Number of pages9
JournalOptical Fiber Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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