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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Keren Bergman
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2008
  • pp: 914–927

Multigranular optical router for future networks [Invited]

R. Nejabati, G. Zervas, G. Zarris, Y. Qin, E. Escalona, M. O'Mahony, and D. Simeonidou  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 7, Issue 11, pp. 914-927 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JON.7.000914


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Abstract

The future optical network needs to offer dynamic bandwidth allocation with the ability to adapt to application bandwidth requirements by providing transport granularity at the appropriate bit rate. A key element in such a network is a high-speed multigranular optical router that is able to support wavelength and subwavelength switching. This paper proposes advanced switching and router technologies suitable for such a network. A generic architecture for a multigranular optical switch comprising optical wavelength switching, optical time division multiplexing, optical packet switchng, and optical burst switching is proposed followed by specific designs for each part of the multigranular switch. This includes a design for an optical time-slot switch followed by a design for optical-packet- and burst-switched core and edge routers. Finally, an example is provided to show how these technologies can be combined to provide connectivity for applications with different bandwidth granularities.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4254) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, combinatorial network design
(060.6718) Fiber optics and optical communications : Switching, circuit
(060.6719) Fiber optics and optical communications : Switching, packet

ToC Category:
Optical Routers

History
Original Manuscript: July 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2008
Published: October 7, 2008

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Optical Routers (2008) Journal of Optical Networking

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R. Nejabati, G. Zervas, G. Zarris, Y. Qin, E. Escalona, M. O'Mahony, and D. Simeonidou, "Multigranular optical router for future networks [Invited]," J. Opt. Netw. 7, 914-927 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?URI=jon-7-11-914


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