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Optical multicast using a mixed waveband forwarding in MPL(ambda)S network
Author(s): Dae-gun Kim; Kyung-Young Kang; Joosang Yoon; Sung-Woo Ryu; Chul-Hee Kang
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Paper Abstract

Optical multicast in a MPL(ambda)S network has not yet to be defined. An MPL(ambda)S network consists of lambda switching devices such as OXC. In this paper, optical multicast using the mixed waveband forwarding within a MPL(ambda)S network is discussed on both dense-mode and sparse-mode. And the OXC capable waveband switching is suggested. Unlike unicast routing, dense-mode multicast routing trees are established in a traffic-driven manner and it is not possible to topologically aggregate such trees, which are rooted at different sources. In sparse-mode multicast, source-specific trees may coexist with a core/shared trees, and it is not possible to assign a common wavelength label to traffic from different sources on a branch of the shared tree. This paper suggests a mixed waveband-forwarding scheme for supporting all two types of multicast (shared tree, source tree) routing trees in a MPL(ambda)S network.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4585, Optical Networking, (17 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445199
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Dae-gun Kim, Korea Univ. (South Korea)
Kyung-Young Kang, Korea Univ. (South Korea)
Joosang Yoon, Korea Univ. (South Korea)
Sung-Woo Ryu, Korea Univ. (South Korea)
Chul-Hee Kang, Korea Univ. (South Korea)


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

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