<p><a href="http://www.osa-jon.org/features/OIN_2004.html">Feature Issue on Optical Interconnection Networks (OIN)</a></p> In the design of an optical-packet-switching network, several policy decisions must be made and network parameters must be dimensioned. These decisions determine the network operation and performance. We present an overview of the design alternatives for optical-packet-interconnection network architectures. The issues that are discussed include contention resolution schemes, header processing, and quality-of-service support. The design of metropolitan-area packet-switched networks is also presented in a separate section.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
Optical Interconnection Networks
Original Manuscript: August 2, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 31, 2004
Published: October 21, 2004
Optical Interconnection Networks (2004) Journal of Optical Networking
Chrisoula Papazoglou, Georgios Papadimitriou, and Andreas Pomportsis, "Design alternatives for optical-packet-interconnection network architectures [Invited]," J. Opt. Netw. 3, 810-825 (2004)