An Efficient Void Filling Algorithm for WDM Optical Packet Switches Operating under Variable-Packet-Length Self-Similar Traffic

Chih-How CHANG  Meng-Guang TSAI  Shou-Kuo SHAO  Hen-Wai TSAO  Malla REDDY PERATI  Jingshown WU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B   No.12   pp.4659-4663
Publication Date: 2005/12/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.12.4659
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Switching for Communications
self-similar traffic,  variable-packet-length,  void filling,  WDM optical packet switch,  

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An efficient void filling (VF) algorithm is proposed for wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) optical packet switches (OPSes) handling variable-packet-length self-similar traffic. The computation complexity of the proposed algorithm is extremely low. We further compare the switching performance of the proposed algorithm with that of the conventional one. We demonstrate that the proposed algorithm offers significantly lower computation complexity with adequate performance.