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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 26 — Dec. 12, 2011
  • pp: B509–B514

Time Shared Optical Network (TSON): a novel metro architecture for flexible multi-granular services

Georgios S. Zervas, Joan Triay, Norberto Amaya, Yixuan Qin, Cristina Cervelló-Pastor, and Dimitra Simeonidou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 26, pp. B509-B514 (2011)

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This paper presents the Time Shared Optical Network (TSON) as metro mesh network architecture for guaranteed, statistically-multiplexed services. TSON proposes a flexible and tunable time-wavelength assignment along with one-way tree-based reservation and node architecture. It delivers guaranteed sub-wavelength and multi-granular network services without wavelength conversion, time-slice interchange and optical buffering. Simulation results demonstrate high network utilization, fast service delivery, and low end-to-end delay on a contention-free sub-wavelength optical transport network. In addition, implementation complexity in terms of Layer 2 aggregation, grooming and optical switching has been evaluated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks

ToC Category:
Backbone and Core Networks

Original Manuscript: October 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2011
Published: November 28, 2011

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2011 (2011) Optics Express

Georgios S. Zervas, Joan Triay, Norberto Amaya, Yixuan Qin, Cristina Cervelló-Pastor, and Dimitra Simeonidou, "Time Shared Optical Network (TSON): a novel metro architecture for flexible multi-granular services," Opt. Express 19, B509-B514 (2011)

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