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<p>A hypercube-based structure in which optical multiple access channels span the dimensional axes is introduced. This severely reduces the required degree, since only one I/O port is required per dimension. However, good performance is maintained through the high-capacity characteristics of optical communication. The reduction in degree is shown to have significant system complexity implications. Four star-coupled configurations are studied as the basis for the optical multiple access channels, three of which exhibit the optical self-routing characteristic. A performance analysis shows that through the integration of agile sources or receivers, and wavelength division multiple access, systems can be developed with significant increases in performance yet at a reduction in communication subsystem complexity.</p>
wavelength division multiple access channel; hypercube-based structure; optical multiple access channels; performance; optical communication; system complexity; star-coupled configurations; optical self-routing characteristic; performance analysis; computer networks; hypercube networks; multiprocessor interconnection networks; optical communication; optical fibres; parallel architectures; wavelength division multiplexing.

P. Dowd, "Wavelength Division Multiple Access Channel Hypercube Processor Interconnection," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 41, no. , pp. 1223-1241, 1992.
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