An optical-label controlled packet router for IP-over-WDM networks

A.M.J. Koonen, J.G.L. Jennen, H. Waardt, de, I. Tafur Monroy, S. Sulur, G. Morthier

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A novel two-level optical labeling method for highly efficient transport of IP packets through WDM networks is proposed. By assigning both a wavelength label and a label in DPSK or FSK format (orthogonal to the ASK format of the data payload), packets can be routed transparently through end-to-end optical paths. The design of a duallabel controlled optical router is presented, which features label swapping and multicasting. Key element is an optically integrated wavelength converter and phase modulator. This work is part of the new IST project STOLAS – Switching Technologies for Optically Labeled Signals.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th annual symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, 2 December 2001, Brussels, Belgium
EditorsF. Berghmans, H. Thienpont, J. Danckaert, L. Desmet
Place of PublicationBrussels, Belgium
ISBN (Print)90-5487247-0
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event6th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 3 Dec 20013 Dec 2001
Conference number: 6


Conference6th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter


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