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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 26 — Dec. 25, 2006
  • pp: 12679–12692

Providing deterministic quality of service in slotted optical networks

Chee Kheong Siew, Daojun Xue, Yang Qin, and Jens Schmitt  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 26, pp. 12679-12692 (2006)

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This paper proposes an efficient framework for deterministic service guarantees in slot-based optical networks. The framework uses the combination of a control plane and a data plane to solve the complex problem of capacity allocation, slot-matching and traffic scheduling. The control plane implements admission control and capacity allocation to source-destination node pairs and the data plane handles traffic aggregation, buffering, and scheduling. We propose an efficient algorithm in the control plane for slot collision-resolution. In the data plane, we present a comprehensive aggregation and scheduling mechanism that realizes Service Curves assurance. We use the Time-Domain Wavelength Interleaved Network (TWIN) architecture for the proof of concept and conduct extensive simulations to assess the performance of the algorithm and scheduling mechanism.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(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 29, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 12, 2006
Published: December 22, 2006

Chee Kheong Siew, Daojun Xue, Yang Qin, and Jens Schmitt, "Providing deterministic quality of service in slotted optical networks," Opt. Express 14, 12679-12692 (2006)

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