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Multistage optical buffered switch for IP traffic
Author(s): David Kennedy Hunter; Ivan Andonovic; Meow Chiow Chia
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Paper Abstract

A novel architecture is proposed for future multi-terabit IP (internet protocol) routers, employing multiple cascaded stages of optical switching and buffering. WDM is used within the node to facilitate its operation. External synchronization is not required, and a void-filling algorithm is used to simplify hardware requirements. Packet priorities are not implemented in the current version of the switch, and the issue of header table lookup is not considered. Performance with respect to packet loss is studied by simulation, demonstrating that this multi-stage concept results in substantial hardware reduction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3843, All-Optical Networking 1999: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, (25 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360385
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David Kennedy Hunter, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Ivan Andonovic, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Meow Chiow Chia, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3843:
All-Optical Networking 1999: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues
John M. Senior; Chunming Qiao; Sudhir Dixit, Editor(s)

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