22 September 2000 Burst optical deflection routing protocol for wavelength routing WDM networks
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Given the significant progress made and the continuing advances expected in the optical networking technology, it becomes attractive to build a future Optical Internet that natively supports bursty IP datagrams. Burst switching WDM optical networks are touted as suitable network architectures for future Optical Internet backbones. However, the lack of optical processing capabilities results in increased burst blocking probability, which in turn leads to very limited network performance. Efficient contention resolution method is therefore necessary. Based on discussions of the state of the art of recent optical technologies, a burst optical deflection routing protocol is proposed. The idea of this approach is to use idle optical links as fiber delay lines for contention resolution. Simulation results show that the proposed protocol is available solution for effectively reducing the blocking probability and increasing the performance of burst switching WDM optical networks.
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Xi Wang, Xi Wang, Hiroyuki Morikawa, Hiroyuki Morikawa, Tomonori Aoyama, Tomonori Aoyama, "Burst optical deflection routing protocol for wavelength routing WDM networks", Proc. SPIE 4233, OptiComm 2000: Optical Networking and Communications, (22 September 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.401825; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.401825

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