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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard Barry
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 8 — Aug. 2, 2002
  • pp: 299–312

Supporting Ethernet in optical-burst-switched networks

Sami Sheeshia, Chunming Qiao, and Jeffrey Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 1, Issue 8, pp. 299-312 (2002)

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The reemergence of metropolitan area networks (MANs) is being stimulated by the continued growth of the Internet. Here we introduce the likely role that optical burst switching (OBS) will play in the development of 10-Gbit Ethernet (10GbE) metropolitan networks. Although the synchronous optical network (SONET) is being proposed to provide wide-area connectivity for 10GbE MANs, its synchronous time-division multiplexing (TDM) nature renders it inefficient for data-centric connections. OBS, however, provides a better sharing of network resources and when coupled with generalized multiprotocol label switching (GMPLS) provides a robust and more efficient transport for Ethernet services.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
FOCUS: Optical Ethernet

Original Manuscript: May 2, 2002
Revised Manuscript: May 1, 2002
Published: August 2, 2002

Sami Sheeshia, Chunming Qiao, and Jeffrey Liu, "Supporting Ethernet in optical-burst-switched networks," J. Opt. Netw. 1, 299-312 (2002)

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