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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 4 — Feb. 16, 2009
  • pp: 2166–2181

Performance evaluation of optical packet switches equipped with heterogeneous wavelength converters

Vincenzo Eramo, Marco Listanti, and Angelo Germoni  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 2166-2181 (2009)

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An optical packet switch that shares both limited range and full range wavelength converters for contention resolution is proposed with the aim to guarantee a high conversion cost saving. To optimally dimension the number and the conversion range of the wavelength converters, an analytical model, validated by simulation, is introduced. Numerical results show that the proposed switch architecture allows for a conversion cost saving in the order of 90% with respect to a traditional architecture in which only shared full range wavelength converters are used.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4259) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, packet-switched
(250.6715) Optoelectronics : Switching
(130.7405) Integrated optics : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 16, 2009
Published: February 2, 2009

Vincenzo Eramo, Marco Listanti, and Angelo Germoni, "Performance evaluation of optical packet switches equipped with heterogeneous wavelength converters," Opt. Express 17, 2166-2181 (2009)

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