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Reconfigurable segmentation and subnetworking for all-optical transmission using an optical cross-connect
Author(s): James P. Rice; Herzel Laor
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Paper Abstract

In many networks a nodes throughput or deliverable data rate does not match the nodes network access rate. This is particularly true in fiber-optic LANs where many users must share a single communications channel and a nodes network throughput is a fraction of the rate at which its transmitter may access the fiber. Even in broadband networks which offer transport rates in excess of the access rate, the throughput still may be network topology limited by congestion, queuing and other transport delays. This paper will demonstrate how an optical cross-connect can be used in the LAN environment to segment a network into new and separate broadcast domains, which improve the overall network capacity. It also demonstrates how an optical cross-connect can be used to groom traffic in a multihop network to better utilize the network's existing bandwidth capacity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2614, All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues, (1 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227829
Show Author Affiliations
James P. Rice, Astarte Fiber Networks, Inc. (United States)
Herzel Laor, Astarte Fiber Networks, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2614:
All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues
Vincent W. S. Chan; Robert A. Cryan; John M. Senior, Editor(s)

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