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Access protocols for photonic WDM multirings with tunable transmitters and fixed receivers
Author(s): Marco Ajmone Marsan; Andrea G. Bianco; Emilio Leonardi; Fabio Neri
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Paper Abstract

The paper illustrates novel proposals for medium access control protocols in all-optical communication networks based on WDM multichannel ring architectures providing one slotted channel for each destination node. In such networks, nodes are equipped with one fixed- wavelength receiver and one tunable transmitter. Three access protocols based on local status information are described. A channel inspection capability is assumed to be available for the implementation of the access protocols. Global fairness control algorithms derived from those adopted in the Metaring metropolitan area network are also proposed. Access delays and throughputs are taken as performance indices for a simulation-based comparison of the proposed protocols, in the case of a 16-node multiring with either balanced or unbalanced traffic. Simulation results show that the throughput limitations and the fairness problems induced by the network architecture can be overcome with relatively simple access protocols.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 March 1996
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2692, Optical Interconnects in Broadband Switching Architectures, (20 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.235860
Show Author Affiliations
Marco Ajmone Marsan, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Andrea G. Bianco, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Emilio Leonardi, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
Fabio Neri, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2692:
Optical Interconnects in Broadband Switching Architectures
Thomas J. Cloonan, Editor(s)

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