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Traffic grooming in WDM networks using optical packet switches
Author(s): Jianghui Kang; Martin J. Reed
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Paper Abstract

The traffic grooming functionality of two optical packet switched (OPS) node architectures that use a switched wavelength infrastructure are investigated. Three different application scenarios are considered: single-hop grooming with edge-OPS only, multi-hop grooming with edge-OPS only and grooming with edge and core OPS. The advantages and disadvantages of the first two application scenarios are explained by a case study. The third scenario also considers the effects of differing core-OPS placement in different network topologies. One key factor investigated is the effect of aggregation granularity on the grooming performance in the core-OPS scenario.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5282, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications, (15 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.520283
Show Author Affiliations
Jianghui Kang, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
Martin J. Reed, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5282:
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications
S. J. Ben Yoo; Kwok-wai Cheung; Yun-Chur Chung; Guangcheng Li, Editor(s)

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