Network Architecture of a Packet-switched WDM LAN/MAN

D. Dey, A.M.J. Koonen, M.R. Salvador

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    We propose a packet-switched WDM slotted ring network with destination release. The total bandwidth of each channel is divided into a fixed number of equal-sized slots. The nodes are equipped with fixed transmitters and tunable receivers. Control information, which is transmitted on a specific wavelength, is electronically processed at every node while the payload is kept in the optical domain. This reduces packet-delay and provides protocol and bit-rate transparencies. Among other issues involved in the design of such a network, we discuss a node architecture that takes into account multicasting and problems related to fiber dispersion.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings 2000 IEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux Chapter
    EditorsX.J.M. Leijtens, J.H. Besten
    Place of PublicationDelft
    PublisherDelft University of Technology
    ISBN (Print)9789090142609
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    EventIEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux Chapter 2000 - University of Delft, Delft, Netherlands
    Duration: 30 Oct 200030 Oct 2000

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    PublisherDelft University of Technology


    ConferenceIEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux Chapter 2000


    • IR-58179

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