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Recent progress in broadband optical access and packet switched core networking technologies
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Paper Abstract

The combination of broadband optical access and core networks is considered to be one of the most promising solutions for end-to-end transportation of high bit-rate data, video, and voice signals across optical networks of the future. Optical label switching technology (OLS) is an important aspect of optical packet switching and it involves the extraction and processing of the labels so that the packets can be routed to their destinations. OLS enables the routing and forwarding of the ultra-high bit rate payloads from source to destination entirely in the optical domain, thus alleviating the need for expensive optical-to-electrical conversions for processing. We have developed key enabling technologies for merged core and access networks including optical label generation, label swapping, optical buffering, clock recovery and wavelength conversion. We have experimentally demonstrated that these enabling techniques that can provide efficient broadband services in the future access and core networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 December 2005
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 6022, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications III, 60221O (5 December 2005);
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Jianjun Yu, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Gee-Kung Chang, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)

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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