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Explicit concentrators from generalized N-gons. (English) Zbl 0554.05045
Concentrators are graphs used in the construction of switching networks that exhibit high connectivity. In this paper a technique for establishing the concentration properties of a bipartite graph by analysis of its eigenvalues is given. By identifying the points of a generalized N-gon with input nodes and lines of the N-gon with output nodes, the generalized N-gon defines a bipartie graph G for which the eigenvalues are well-known. The author shows that the generalized N-gons are excellent concentrators. While very large N-gons can be constructed, by the Feit-Higman theorem N-gons do not exist for arbitrarily large N, nor for arbitrary node degree. Hence the obtained results fall short of giving an asymptotic contruction.
Reviewer: J.A.Thas

05C40 Connectivity
05C50 Graphs and linear algebra (matrices, eigenvalues, etc.)
51E30 Other finite incidence structures (geometric aspects)
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