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Experimental characterization of a new multicasting node architecture based on space splitters and wavelength converters
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Paper Abstract

IPTV-based broadband services such as interactive multimedia and video conferencing are considered as promising revenue-adding services, and multicast is proven to be a good supplier to support these applications for its reduced consumption of network bandwidth. Generally there are two approaches to implement optical layer multicast. One is space-domain multicast using space-splitter which is low cost but has wavelength continuity constraint, the other is frequency-domain multicast using wavelength converter which resolves the wavelength continuity but with high costs. A new multicasting node which adopts both space-domain multicast and frequency-domain multicast is recently discussed. In this paper we present an experimental demonstration of the new multicasting node architecture based on space splitters and wavelength converters, measurements to characterize such a node are provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6022, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications III, 60221Q (6 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.636349
Show Author Affiliations
Hao He, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Yikai Su, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Peigang Hu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Weisheng Hu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6022:
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications III
Kwok-wai Cheung; Gee-Kung Chang; Guangcheng Li; Ken-Ichi Sato, Editor(s)

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