Buffering strategies for contention resolution in all-optical label swapping switching

A. Alcaide, N. Yan, E. Tangdiongga, A.M.J. Koonen

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Future ultra-fast and high-capacity all-optical packet switches can benefit from versatile all-optical buffering strategies to achieve higher performance. This paper reports two buffering configurations for an All-Optical Label Swapping (AOLS) packet switch. They are (1) output-buffering, where packets are queued in a separate fibre delay line (FDL) at each output of the switch; (2) input-buffering, where a separate buffer is provided for each input to the switch. Through simulation, we will analyze the performance of these buffering schemes in terms of packet loss ratio and network throughput for different traffic models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications (NOC 2007) 18 - 21 June 2007, Stockholm, Sweden
Place of PublicationStockholm, Sweden
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event12th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications (NOC 2007) - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 19 Jun 200721 Jun 2007
Conference number: 12


Conference12th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications (NOC 2007)
Abbreviated titleNOC 2007

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