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Upgradable photonic slot routing networks to cope with increasing capacity demands
Author(s): Imrich Chlamtac; Andrea F. Fumagalli; Gosse Wedzinga; Jeffrey Carruthers
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Paper Abstract

As optical device technology progresses, it will become feasible to implement more complex switching nodes that can perform Individual Switching of the Wavelengths within a time slot (IWS). While IWS nodes can be expected, at least in the beginning, to be more costly than Photonic Slot Routing (PSR) nodes, they offer increased switching flexibility, thereby potentially improving the network performance. This paper presents a solution that supports a gradual migration from a PSR-based network to an IWS-based network, by replacing selected PSR nodes with IWS nodes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3843, All-Optical Networking 1999: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, (25 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360386
Show Author Affiliations
Imrich Chlamtac, Univ. of Texas/Dallas (United States)
Andrea F. Fumagalli, Univ. of Texas/Dallas (United States)
Gosse Wedzinga, National Aerospace Lab. NLR (Netherlands)
Jeffrey Carruthers, Boston Univ. (United States)


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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