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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 9 — Apr. 25, 2011
  • pp: 8632–8640

Add-drop Benes network for scalable optical packet networks

Chankyun Lee and June-Koo Kevin Rhee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 9, pp. 8632-8640 (2011)

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For the scalable optical packet transport networks, an innovative design of add-drop Benes network (ADBN) is presented where the cost and energy consumption can be considerably reduced by element savings in the architecture. In a WDM optical packet transport switching node, the ADBNs are interconnected to achieve buffer sharing among multiple ADBNs. A corresponding switch configuration algorithm and architecture rules for the single ADBN and shared ADBN are proposed to mitigate the limited connection capability of the proposed ADBN designs. Switch scalability is verified in consideration of a crosstalk noise performance and element counts.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4259) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, packet-switched
(060.6719) Fiber optics and optical communications : Switching, packet

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 12, 2011
Published: April 19, 2011

Chankyun Lee and June-Koo Kevin Rhee, "Add-drop Benes network for scalable optical packet networks," Opt. Express 19, 8632-8640 (2011)

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