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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 20 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 13256–13265

Optical Burst Add-Drop Multiplexing Technique for Sub-Wavelength Granularity in Wavelength Multiplexed Ring Networks

Jeong Sik Cho, Young Kwang Seo, Hark Yoo, Paul K. J. Park, June-Koo Rhee, Yong Hyub Won, and Min Ho Kang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 20, pp. 13256-13265 (2007)

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We demonstrate optical burst add-drop multiplexing as a practical application of the optical burst switching technology in a wavelength-division-multiplexed ring network. To control optical bursts in the network, a burst identifier (BI) for delivering control information, and a BI processor for handling the BI, were designed. Optical bursts of 10- to 100-μs in length were optically multiplexed or demultiplexed in an intermediate node of the ring network. The demonstration shows that the optical burst add-drop multiplexing technique provides sub-wavelength granularity to a ring network.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 23, 2007
Published: September 27, 2007

Jeong Sik Cho, Young Kwang Seo, Hark Yoo, Paul K. Park, June-Koo Rhee, Yong Hyub Won, and Min Ho Kang, "Optical burst add-drop multiplexing technique for sub-wavelength granularity in wavelength multiplexed ring networks," Opt. Express 15, 13256-13265 (2007)

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