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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 5499–5504

High performance and flexible FPGA-based time shared optical network (TSON) metro node

Yan Yan, Georgios Zervas, Yixuan Qin, Bijan R. Rofoee, and Dimitra Simeonidou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 5499-5504 (2013)

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The paper presents the architecture, implementation and evaluation of the flexible and finely granular Time Shared Optical Network (TSON) metro node. It focuses on the FPGA-based Layer 2 TSON metro node system. The experimentally measured results show exceptional performance of up to 8.68Gbps throughput per 10Gbps port, 95.38% of theoretical maximum throughput, latency of less than 160μsec and jitter of less than 25μsec. The TSON topology agnostic node/network also delivers differentiated QoS latency levels yet always guaranteed (contention-free) by deploying diverse time-slice allocation schemes.

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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 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2012
Published: February 27, 2013

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2012 (2012) Optics Express

Yan Yan, Georgios Zervas, Yixuan Qin, Bijan R. Rofoee, and Dimitra Simeonidou, "High performance and flexible FPGA-based time shared optical network (TSON) metro node," Opt. Express 21, 5499-5504 (2013)

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