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Comparison of optical buffering and store-and-forward mechanisms in optical networks
Author(s): Ayman Ghazi Fayoumi; Anura P. Jayasumana
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Paper Abstract

An all-optical Manhattan Street Network (MSN), in which the data portion of a packet is maintained in an optically encoded format from the source to the destination, can be achieved by augmenting MSN with optical buffering. Augmenting MSN with optical buffering improves its performance significantly and reduce its complexity by reducing or even eliminating the need for optical-electrical conversions. The performance of an MSN with optical buffering is compared with that of an MSN in which only store-and-forward routing mechanism is used. The network is based on a novel 6x6 optical switching node.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4527, Technologies, Protocols, and Services for Next-Generation Internet, (26 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434432
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Ayman Ghazi Fayoumi, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Anura P. Jayasumana, Colorado State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4527:
Technologies, Protocols, and Services for Next-Generation Internet
Anura P. Jayasumana; V. Chandrasekar, Editor(s)

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