We present a solution for transport of Internet Protocol (IP) packets over optical networks. The protocol relies heavily on the data link and physical layer of the proposed standard 10-Gbit/s Ethernet. The architecture is able to perform optical multiplexing and forwarding of asynchronous packets such as those generated by classical Ethernet devices.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
FOCUS: Optical Ethernet
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 2002
Published: August 20, 2002
Guido Gilardi, Achille Pattavina, and Giacomo Verticale, "Transport of Internet Protocol traffic over an Ethernet–over–wavelength-division-multiplexing architecture," J. Opt. Netw. 1, 313-322 (2002)