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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard A. Linke
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 12 — Dec. 6, 2005
  • pp: 829–837

Low-cost resilience schemes for the Optical Ethernet

Filippo Cugini, Luca Valcarenghi, Piero Castoldi, and Michele Guglielmucci  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 4, Issue 12, pp. 829-837 (2005)

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Feature Issue on Optical Ethernet (OE)

Optical Ethernet (OE) architectures transport IP packets directly over the optical layer by providing a specific Layer 2 framing. Although the architectures represent a simple and low-cost solution, the limiting factor for their widespread deployment is represented by the lack of some efficient operation, administration, and maintenance (OA&M) features, such as resilience. Optical layer protection represents a low-cost resilience scheme for OE links. We present the experimental results of low-cost protection implementations that are based on different failure detection and failure protection activation schemes for IP-over-OE networks. Specifically, a dedicated span protection scheme and an evolution for shared protection based on generalized multiprotocol label switching (GMPLS) signaling in transparent domains is presented. Experimental results show that recovery times in the millisecond range are achieved.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks

ToC Category:
Optical Ethernet

Original Manuscript: August 26, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2005
Published: December 6, 2005

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Optical Ethernet (2005) Journal of Optical Networking

Filippo Cugini, Luca Valcarenghi, Piero Castoldi, and Michele Guglielmucci, "Low-cost resilience schemes for the Optical Ethernet," J. Opt. Netw. 4, 829-837 (2005)

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