OSA's Digital Library

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and V. Chan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2010
  • pp: 678–688

Multiwavelength Multicast Packet Switch: Performance Analysis and Evaluation

Qirui Huang and Wen-De Zhong  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 2, Issue 9, pp. 678-688 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOCN.2.000678


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (1347 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

This paper presents a multiwavelength multicast packet switch and studies its multicast traffic performance analytically and by simulation. The switch employs the broadcast-and-select architecture to realize packet multicasting and enables multiple optical packets to be concurrently transmitted to the same output fiber of the switch. By means of a multi-timeslot replication scheme, a multicast packet is allowed to be replicated in multiple timeslots to reduce the output contention. An analytical model of the switch with the multi-timeslot replication scheme is developed and then verified by simulation. We compare traffic performance of the switch with and without the multi-timeslot replication scheme through simulation. It is shown that the packet loss probability and delay of the switch are considerably deteriorated as the multicast traffic ratio increases without using the multi-timeslot replication scheme; with the multi-timeslot replication scheme, the switch can achieve a much lower packet loss probability and delay, which is not affected by the multicast traffic ratio, and thus a higher throughput. Scalability analysis indicates that the switch with more wavelengths per fiber can achieve a fixed packet loss probability with less power loss.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4255) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, multicast
(200.6715) Optics in computing : Switching

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: February 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2010
Published: August 11, 2010

Citation
Qirui Huang and Wen-De Zhong, "Multiwavelength Multicast Packet Switch: Performance Analysis and Evaluation," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 2, 678-688 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?URI=jocn-2-9-678


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. G. Charlet, E. Corbel, J. Lazaro, A. Klekamp, R. Dischler, and P. Tran, “WDM transmission at 6-Tbit∕s capacity over transatlantic distance, using 42.7-Gb∕s differential phase-shift keying without pulse carver,” J. Lightwave Technol. , vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 104–107, Jan. 2005. [CrossRef]
  2. G. Charlet, J. Renaudier, H. Mardoyan, P. Tran, O. Bertran-Pardo, F. Verluise, M. Achouche, A. Boutin, F. Blache, J.-Y. Dupuy, and S. Bigo, “Transmission of 16.4 Tbit∕s capacity over 2,550 km using PDM QPSK modulation format and a coherent receiver,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conf. and Expo. and the Nat. Fiber Optic Engineers Conf., San Diego, CA, 2008, paper PDP3.
  3. Cisco XR 12000 Series Router. [Online]. Available: http:/www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6342/index.html.
  4. S. J. B. Yoo, “Optical packet and burst switching technologies for the future photonic Internet,” J. Lightwave Technol. , vol. 24, no. 12, pp. 4468–4492, Dec. 2006. [CrossRef]
  5. W. D. Zhong and R. S. Tucker, “Wavelength-routing based photonic packet buffers and their applications in photonic packet switching,” J. Lightwave Technol. , vol. 10, pp. 1737–1745, Oct. 1998. [CrossRef]
  6. D. K. Hunter, M. H. M. Nizam, M. C. Chia, I. Andonovic, K. M. Guild, A. Tzanakaki, M. J. O’Mahony, J. D. Bainbridge, M. F. C. Stephens, R. V. Penty, and I. H. White, “WASPNET: a wavelength switched packet network,” IEEE Commun. Mag. , vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 120–129, Mar. 1999. [CrossRef]
  7. W. D. Zhong and R. S. Tucker, “A new wavelength-routed photonic packet buffer combining traveling delay lines with delay-line loops,” J. Lightwave Technol. , vol. 19, no. 8, pp. 1085–1092, Aug. 2001. [CrossRef]
  8. D. J. Blumenthal, “LASOR (label switched optical router): architecture and underlying integration technologies,” in 31st European Conf. on Optical Communication, Glasgow, UK, 2005, paper We1.1.4.
  9. J. Gripp, D. Stiliadis, J. E. Simsarian, P. Bernasconi, J. D. Le Grange, L. Zhang, L. Buhl, and D. T. Neilson, “IRIS optical packet router,” J. Opt. Netw. , vol. 5, no. 8, pp. 589–597, Aug. 2006. [CrossRef]
  10. H. Furukawa, N. Wada, H. Harai, and T. Miyazaki, “Development of a 640-Gbit∕s/port optical packet switch prototype based on wide-control optical packet technology,” J. Opt. Commun. Netw. , vol. 1, no. 3, pp. B30–B39, Aug. 2009. [CrossRef]
  11. H. Furukawa, N. Wada, and T. Miyazaki, “640 Gbit∕s (64-wavelength ×10 Gbit∕s) data-rate wide-colored NRZ-DPSK optical packet switching and buffering demonstration,” J. Lightwave Technol. , vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 336–343, Feb. 2010. [CrossRef]
  12. G. N. Rouskas, “Optical layer multicast: rationale, building blocks, and challenges,” IEEE Network , vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 60–65, Jan./Feb. 2003. [CrossRef]
  13. P. Gambini, M. Renaud, C. Guillemot, F. Callegati, I. Andonovic, B. Bostica, D. Chiaroni, G. Corazza, S. L. Danielsen, P. Gravey, P. B. Hansen, M. Henry, C. Janz, A. Kloch, R. Krähenbühl, C. Raffaelli, M. Schilling, A. Talneau, and L. Zucchelli, “Transparent optical packet switching: network architecture and demonstrators in the KEOPS project,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. , vol. 16, no. 7, pp. 1245–1259, Sept. 1998. [CrossRef]
  14. A. Misawa, Y. Yamada, M. Tsukada, K. Sasayama, K. Habara, T. Matsunaga, and K. Yukimatsu, “A prototype broadcast-and-select photonic ATM switch with a WDM output buffer,” J. Lightwave Technol. , vol. 16, no. 12, pp. 2202–2211, Dec. 1998. [CrossRef]
  15. S. L. Danielsen, B. Mikkelsen, C. Joergensen, T. Durhuus, and K. E. Stubjaer, “WDM packet switch architectures and analysis of the influence of tunable wavelength converters on the performance,” J. Lightwave Technol. , vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 219–227, Feb. 1997. [CrossRef]
  16. M. C. Chia, D. K. Hunter, I. Andonovic, P. Ball, I. Wright, S. P. Ferguson, K. M. Guild, and M. J. O’Mahony, “Packet loss and delay performance of feedback and feed-forward arrayed-waveguide gratings-based optical packet switches with WDM inputs-outputs,” J. Lightwave Technol. , vol. 19, no. 9, pp. 1241–1254, Sept. 2001. [CrossRef]
  17. V. Eramo and M. Listanti, “Packet loss in a bufferless optical WDM switch employing shared tunable wavelength converters,” J. Lightwave Technol. , vol. 18, no. 12, pp. 1818–1833, Dec. 2000. [CrossRef]
  18. Q. Huang and W. D. Zhong, “An optical wavelength-routed multicast packet switch based on multi-timeslot multiwavelength conversion,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. , vol. 20, no. 18, pp. 1518–1520, Sept. 2008. [CrossRef]
  19. Q. Huang and W. D. Zhong, “Traffic performance evaluation of an optical packet switch with multicast operation,” IEEE Commun. Lett ., vol. 12, no. 12, pp. 894–896, Dec. 2008. [CrossRef]
  20. Q. Huang and W. D. Zhong, “Wavelength-routed optical multicast packet switch with improved performance,” J. Lightwave Technol. , vol. 27, no. 24, pp. 5657–5664, Dec. 2009. [CrossRef]
  21. F. Masetti, M. Sotom, D. D. Bouard, D. Chiaroni, P. Parmentier, F. Callegati, G. Corazza, C. Raffaelli, S. L. Danielsen, and K. E. Stubkjaer, “Design and performance of a broadcast-and-select photonic switching architecture,” in 22nd European Conf. on Optical Communication, 1996, vol. 3, pp. 309–312.
  22. J. Yamawaku, H. Takara, T. Ohara, K. Sato, A. Takada, T. Morioka, O. Tadanaga, H. Miyazawa, and M. Asobe, “Simultaneous 25 GHz-spaced DWDM wavelength conversion of 1.03 Tbit∕s(103×10 Gbit∕s) signals in PPLN waveguide,” Electron. Lett. , vol. 39, no. 15, pp. 1144–1145, July 2003. [CrossRef]
  23. T. Segawa, S. Matsuo, T. Ishii, Y. Ohiso, Y. Shibata, and H. Suzuki, “High-speed wavelength-tunable optical filter using cascaded Mach-Zehnder interferometers with apodized sampled gratings,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. , vol. 44, no. 10, pp. 922–930, Oct. 2008. [CrossRef]
  24. V. Eramo and M. Listanti, “Performance analysis of optical packet switches equipped with multicast wavelength converters,” J. Opt. Netw. , vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 82–96, Feb. 2006. [CrossRef]
  25. M. G. Hluchyj and M. J. Karol, “Queuing in high-performance packet switching,” IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun. , vol. 6, pp. 1587–1597, Dec. 1988. [CrossRef]
  26. A. Y.-M. Lin and J. A. Silvester, “On the performance of an ATM switch with multichannel transmission groups,” IEEE Trans. Commun. , vol. 41, pp. 760–769, May 1993. [CrossRef]
  27. The NS simulator and documentation [Online]. Available: http://www.isi.edu/nsnam/ns/.
  28. R. Gaudino, G. A. Gavilanes Castillo, F. Neri, and J. M. Finochietto, “Multiplane optical fabrics for terabit packet switches,” in Int. Conf. on Optical Network Design and Modeling, Vilanova, Catalonia, Spain, 2008.
  29. D. Cuda, R. Gaudino, G. A. Gavilanes, F. Neri, G. Maier, C. Raffaelli, and M. Savi, “Capacity/cost tradeoffs in optical switching fabrics for terabit packet switches,” in Int. Conf. on Optical Network Design and Modeling, Braunschweig, Germany, 2009.
  30. R. Gaudino, G. A. Gavilanes Castillo, F. Neri, and J. M. Finochietto, “Simple optical fabrics for scalable terabit packet switches,” in IEEE Int. Conf. on Communications, Beijing, China, 2008, pp. 5331–5337.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited