Node architecture design for all-optical IP packet switching

S. Bregni, G. Guerra, A. Pattavina
Global Telecommunications Conference, 2002. GLOBECOM '02. IEEE  
In order to support efficiently the fast-growing demand for transmission capacity, optical packet-switched systems seem to be strong candidates as they allow fast dynamic allocation of WDM channels combined with a high degree of statistical resource sharing. In this work, we propose the architecture of an input/shared-buffered optical packet switching node, for all-optical switching of IP traffic flows. Since a limited hardware complexity is a key requirement for all-optical switches, due to
more » ... switches, due to the high cost of optical components, different node configurations are compared in order to evaluate the effect of a hardwarecomplexity variation on the performance of the proposed architecture.
doi:10.1109/glocom.2002.1189133 dblp:conf/globecom/BregniGP02 fatcat:eeyci32bvjdqdbdowuf4zmtahe