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1997
Conference Paper
Titel
New directions in modelling, analysis and design of WDM/OFDMnetworks: (I) optical switching
Abstract
Bearing in mind that a topological representation of a finite graph is a compact space, by the relationships between (graph) topology, algebraic topology, group theory, (differential) geometry and combinatorics a new universe arises for modelling, analysis and design of (telecommunication) networks. Throughout the present paper, coverings/covering spaces, the lifting problem and quotient graphs are briefly interpreted in terms of the requirements for the combinatorial design of optical switches though the presentation is mainly based on illustrations rather than on a (precise) mathematical description.
Language
English
Tags

differential geometry...

frequency division mu...

graph theory

group theory

network topology

optical fibre network...

optical switches

wavelength division m...

wdm/ofdmnetworks

optical switching

finite graph

compact space

graph topology

algebraic topology

combinatorics

telecommunication net...

coverings

lifting problem

quotient graphs