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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 23 — Nov. 13, 2006
  • pp: 11043–11070

Performance evaluation of an optical hybrid switch with circuit queued reservations and circuit priority preemption

Eric W. M. Wong and Moshe Zukerman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 23, pp. 11043-11070 (2006)

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We provide here a new loss model for an optical hybrid switch that can function as an optical burst switch and/or optical circuit switch. Our model is general as it considers an implementation whereby some of the circuits have preemptive priority over bursts and others are allowed to queue their reservations. We first present an analysis based on a 3-dimension state-space Markov chain that provides exact results for the blocking probabilities of bursts and circuits, the proportion of circuits that are delayed and the mean delay of the circuits that are delayed. Because it is difficult to exactly compute the blocking probability in realistic scenarios with a large number of wavelengths, we derive computationally a scalable and accurate approximations based on reducing the 3-dimension state space into a single dimension. These scalable approximations that can produce performance results in a fraction of a second can readily enable switch dimensioning. Extensive numerical results are presented to demonstrate the accuracy and the use of the new approximations.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 14, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 19, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2006
Published: November 13, 2006

Eric W. M. Wong and Moshe Zukerman, "Performance evaluation of an optical hybrid switch with circuit queued reservations and circuit priority preemption," Opt. Express 14, 11043-11070 (2006)

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