On multi-lambda packet labeling for metropolitan and wide-area optical networks

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dc.contributor.author Stavdas, A en
dc.contributor.author Skoufis, C en
dc.contributor.author Angelopoulos, I en
dc.contributor.author Stassinopoulos, G en
dc.contributor.author Pountourakis, I en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:51:14Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:51:14Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en
dc.identifier.issn 1387-974X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/26252
dc.subject WDM en
dc.subject optical packet switching en
dc.subject M-ary systems en
dc.subject.classification Computer Science, Information Systems en
dc.subject.classification Optics en
dc.subject.classification Telecommunications en
dc.subject.other AMPLIFIERS en
dc.subject.other PERFORMANCE en
dc.subject.other SYSTEMS en
dc.title On multi-lambda packet labeling for metropolitan and wide-area optical networks en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2001 en
heal.abstract Bit-asynchronous optical packet-switched networks are seen as viable candidates for Metropolitan areas. For such networks we are proposing labeling of the optical packets based on multidimensional headers constructed by using a combination of two or more physical properties like time, wavelength, sub-carried frequency, or polarization state. The resulting header can be processed using slower electronics than the line rate without any sacrifice of the information transfer rate and with higher immunity with respect to degradation of the optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR). Packet identification as well as header-payload separation is achieved using passive devices. This method for constructing and switching information as well as transporting frames offers potential speed processing gains over the binary case as well as improvements on bit-error rate versus OSNR. The feasibility of using headers constructed by combination of wavelength and in terms of dispersion and spectral efficiency is established as a function of bit-rate and distance. Finally a generic architecture for a suitable optical packet add/drop node is described. en
heal.publisher KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000168282800012 en
dc.identifier.volume 3 en
dc.identifier.issue 1-2 en
dc.identifier.spage 131 en
dc.identifier.epage 145 en

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