Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Computer Science

First Advisor

Bandyopadhyay, S.


Computer Science.




After a brief introduction to all-optical networks, including the structure of fiber optic network and the components in the network, we present a testbed for all-opticaI networks in this thesis. The testbed can evaluate the effect of wavelength conversion on different topologies in all-optical networks by studying the performance of a network in terms of the blocking probability. We are able to use the testbed to handle both regular and irregular topologies, accept different wavelength conversion schemes and allow the users to specify their own routing schemes. In this thesis, We have utilized the testbed to simulate a number of different networks. Examples that have been studied include the Ring, the De Bruijn graph, the Manhattan Street Network and an arbitrary irregular topology. Experimental results and some critical conclusions are included in this thesis. We have implemented the testbed using C and Java native methods. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1999 .L36. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 39-02, page: 0528. Adviser: Subir Bandyopadhyay. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1999.