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Improving performance of WDM local packet-switching router with single buffer
Author(s): Yong Wang; Hongxi Yin; Anshi Xu; Deming Wu
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Paper Abstract

This paper introduces a new structure of WDM local area network. Each node uses WDMA (Wavelength Division Multiplexing Access) to access the network. The switching router of WDM LANs proposed before often use PSC (Passive Star Coupler), but now has been replaced by AWG (Arrayed Waveguide Grating), while each user equipped one tunable transmitter and one tunable receiver is reserved. As we all know, in WDM LAN, destination collision is inevitable when two or more then two nodes want to communicate with the same destination node and this degrades the network performance. So, in all related papers, transmission and receiving procedure must be pre- scheduled in order to preventing from destination collision. However, if there is a configuration, which has the possibility of permitting more than one to access the same destination simultaneously, access scheduling can be more efficient and system performance can be improved. Obviously, adding receiver number or transmitter number is impractical, thus, the only solution is to introduce buffer at the router output side. This is a distinctive difference of the network router we proposed from others. We believe this design can improve the network performance and simulation and numerical results have confirmed that.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2000
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4225, Optical Interconnects for Telecommunication and Data Communications, (9 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.402662
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Yong Wang, Peking Univ. (China)
Hongxi Yin, Peking Univ. (China)
Anshi Xu, Peking Univ. (China)
Deming Wu, Peking Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4225:
Optical Interconnects for Telecommunication and Data Communications
Xiaomin Ren; Suning Tang, Editor(s)

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