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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and O. Gerstel
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2013
  • pp: 81–91

Cost, Power Consumption and Performance Evaluation of Metro Networks

Andrea Bianco, Thomas Bonald, Davide Cuda, and Raluca-Maria Indre  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp. 81-91 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOCN.5.000081


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Abstract

We provide models for evaluating the performance, cost and power consumption of different architectures suitable for a metropolitan area network (MAN). We then apply these models to compare today’s synchronous optical network/synchronous digital hierarchy metro rings with different alternatives envisaged for next-generation MAN: an Ethernet carrier grade ring, an optical hub-based architecture and an optical time-slotted wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) ring. Our results indicate that the optical architectures are likely to decrease power consumption by up to 75% when compared with present day MANs. Moreover, by allowing the capacity of each wavelength to be dynamically shared among all nodes, a transparent slotted WDM yields throughput performance that is practically equivalent to that of today’s electronic architectures, for equal capacity.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: June 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2012
Published: December 21, 2012

Citation
Andrea Bianco, Thomas Bonald, Davide Cuda, and Raluca-Maria Indre, "Cost, Power Consumption and Performance Evaluation of Metro Networks," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 5, 81-91 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?URI=jocn-5-1-81

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