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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2001
  • pp: 589–

An Architecture for IP Over WDM Using Time-Division Switching

T. S. Peter Yum, Frank Tong, and K. T. Tan

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 19, Issue 5, pp. 589- (2001)

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This paper proposes an architecture for routing Internet protocol (IP) packets directly on optical networks. The use of label switching is assumed in the IP routers, while a new routing architecture is introduced to transport IP packets across an optical backbone network. The architecture is based on a two-tier multiplexing approach, with wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) addressing the number of regional exchanges and time-division switching communicating among the hubs. Such an architecture not only has the advantages of simple network management and high efficiency with low latency; it also is scalable by addition of regional exchanges, hubs, and fibers.

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T. S. Peter Yum, Frank Tong, and K. T. Tan, "An Architecture for IP Over WDM Using Time-Division Switching," J. Lightwave Technol. 19, 589- (2001)

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