Network Architecture of a Packet-switched WDM LAN/MAN


Dey, D. and Koonen, A.M.J. and Salvador, M.R. (2000) Network Architecture of a Packet-switched WDM LAN/MAN. In: X.J.M. Leijtens & J.H. Besten (Eds.), Proceedings 2000 IEEE/LEOS Symposium Benelux Chapter. Delft University of Technology, Delft, pp. 251-254. ISBN 9789090142609

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Abstract: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.
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