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I suspect this could be an easy one but I am not an expert in algebraic graph theory.

Let $Q(G)$ define the Laplacian matrix for a simple graph $G$. It is well known that n is an eigenvalue of $Q(K_n)$ with multiplicity $n-1$. I was wondering if graphs $G$ of order $n$ such that $Q(G)$ has an eigenvalue of multiplicity $n-1$ have been characterized.

More specifically, is there any other graph of order $n$ besides $K_n$ such that respective Laplacian matrix has an eigenvalue of multiplicity $n-1$ ?

I think an answer could perhaps be found here https://springerlink3.metapress.com/content/a01321p632887837/resource-secured/?target=fulltext.pdf&sid=rrxkjv553gcfwriiuwfaip55&sh=www.springerlink.com but needless to say I do not have access to the paper.

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Such a graph has only two distinct eigenvalues, and graphs with few eigenvalues have been studied. See

http://cage.ugent.be/geometry/Theses/30/evandam.pdf

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Just for completeness I will mention, that the author of the thesis states that the only graph with two distinct eigenvalues is the complete graph. –  Jernej Jul 11 '11 at 22:02
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