All-optical label swapping node architectures and contention resolution

N. Yan, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, T. Koonen

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All-optical label swapping (AOLS) is a promising approach of implementing label swapping techniques for transparent optical packet switching and forwarding in the optical layer at high-speeds close to fiber line-rates. In this paper, an AOLS-based all-optical packet switch node architecture for WDM simultaneous all-optical time-serial label processing is presented. The AOLS technologies based on all-optical logic gates enable the switch to process optical data packets at 40 Gb/s directly in the optical domain, independent of the payload bitrate and length. Two all-optical label swapper designs of this switch are discussed. Furthermore, contention resolution for this AOLS packet switch is also addressed. © 2005 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 Conference on Optical Network Design and Modelling: Towards the broadband-for-all era, ONDM 2005
Publication date2005
ISBN (Print)0-7803-8957-3
ISBN (Electronic)0-7803-8956-5
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


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