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  • Vol. 1, Iss. 9 — Sep. 20, 2003
  • pp: 513–516

Variable time-period optical switching: a novel OBS implementation

Jinsong Zhang, Mingcui Cao, Fengguang Luo, and Tao Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 1, Issue 9, pp. 513-516 (2003)

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In this paper, we proposed a novel optical switching method based on optical burst switching (OBS), we call it variable time-period optical switching (VTPOS). It can both support circuit services and other immerged packet services. It has better usability of bandwidth, shorter offset and latency time than others of unidirectional transport signaling mechanisms for OBS. It supports deflection switching for improve blocking performance without the need of schedule buffer. It introduces a time pointer and phase indicator that made synchronous more precisely and requires less guard time, it also classifies the different services classes with a relative QoS model.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks

Jinsong Zhang, Mingcui Cao, Fengguang Luo, and Tao Chen, "Variable time-period optical switching: a novel OBS implementation," Chin. Opt. Lett. 1, 513-516 (2003)

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