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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. 4 — Apr. 1, 2013
  • pp: 294–304

Building Optical Packet Networks Without Buffering, Signaling or Header Processing

Thomas Bonald, Davide Cuda, Raluca-Maria Indre, and Ludovic Noirie  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 5, Issue 4, pp. 294-304 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOCN.5.000294


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Abstract

We propose a technique for building optical packet networks that does not require any buffering, signaling or header processing. Contentions are solved by means of an optical device that allows the first packet to go through while blocking others. Blocked packets are redirected back to their source nodes, thus notifying the latter about the packet status. We describe the design principles of the corresponding all-optical networks, assess their performance and power consumption, and give examples of application in the context of access networks and data centers.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: September 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 30, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 18, 2012
Published: March 14, 2013

Citation
Thomas Bonald, Davide Cuda, Raluca-Maria Indre, and Ludovic Noirie, "Building Optical Packet Networks Without Buffering, Signaling or Header Processing," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 5, 294-304 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?URI=jocn-5-4-294

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