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New packet switching concept for high-capacity networks
Author(s): Stig Nygaard Quist; David Kennedy Hunter; Derek J. Stagg; Ivan Andonovic
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a new approach for implementing optical switching in a MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) domain where optical packet switching is deployed by using deflection routing. By implementing wavelength multiplexing along with deflection routing, the need for optical buffers is reduced considerably, thereby alleviating of the problems associated with optical packet switching. Using MPLS traffic engineering extensions that naturally facilitate the use of alternative routes furthermore eases the control of deflection routing. The following assumes knowledge of MPLS terminology and functionality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4213, Terabit Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, (5 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.402530
Show Author Affiliations
Stig Nygaard Quist, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
David Kennedy Hunter, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Derek J. Stagg, Marconi Communications (United Kingdom)
Ivan Andonovic, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4213:
Terabit Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues
John M. Senior; Sudhir Dixit; Chunming Qiao, Editor(s)

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