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Buffering optical IP packets
Author(s): Soon Hwa Chin; Ian Wright; Ivan Andonovic; Peter Ball
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Paper Abstract

A novel buffering mechanism for IP packets over WDM links is proposed by exploiting the packet nature. ACK packets which do not carry any payload can be singled out to be processed and stored purely in the electronic control plane without getting through the optical path which consists of the switching matrix and optical delay line buffers. An optical path is then reserved at the output for these ACK packets by extending the optical delay lines to be integral of ACK packets. Simulation results have shown an improvement both in the packet loss probability and the mean delay for using this scheme.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4585, Optical Networking, (17 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445191
Show Author Affiliations
Soon Hwa Chin, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Ian Wright, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Ivan Andonovic, Fujitsu Europe Telecom R&D Ctr. Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Peter Ball, Fujitsu Europe Telecom R&D Ctr. Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4585:
Optical Networking
Chunming Qiao; Shizhong Xie, Editor(s)

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