We present the FLAMINGO1 network architecture, an all-optical wavelength-and-timeslotted Metropolitan Optical Network based on a multiple-ring topology. A couple of important aspects of this architecture include all-optical packet switching at intermediate nodes on a ring and the ability to put IP packets directly over WDM channels. The rings of the network are interconnected with intelligent bridges, architecture of which is presented. The network also enables all-optical multicasting at intermediate nodes, the architecture of which is also presented. Power budget calculations have also been dealt with and discussed in detail.
|Title of host publication||A Metropolitan Optical Network with support for multicasting in the optical domain|
|Editors||H. Thienpont, F. Berghmans, J. Danckaert, L. Desmet|
|Place of Publication||Brussels, Belgium|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Dec 2001|
|Event||6th annual symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter 2001 - Brussels, Belgium, Brussels, Belgium|
Duration: 3 Dec 2001 → 3 Dec 2001
Conference number: 6
|Conference||6th annual symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter 2001|
|Period||3/12/01 → 3/12/01|
|Other||December 3, 2001|
Dey, D., Koonen, A. M. J., van Bochove, A. C., Geuzebroek, D. H., & Salvador, M. R. (2001). A Metropolitan Optical Network with support for multicasting in the optical domain. In H. Thienpont, F. Berghmans, J. Danckaert, & L. Desmet (Eds.), A Metropolitan Optical Network with support for multicasting in the optical domain (pp. 153-156). Brussels, Belgium: VUB Press.