Optical Layer 2 Switch Network with Bufferless Optical TDM and Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation

Kyota HATTORI  Toru HOMEMOTO  Masahiro NAKAGAWA  Naoki KIMISHIMA  Masaru KATAYAMA  Akira MISAWA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E99-C   No.2   pp.189-202
Publication Date: 2016/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E99.C.189
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Advances in Photonics Technologies and Their Applications)
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Keyword: 
bufferless optical time division multiplexing,  dynamic bandwidth allocation,  burst transmission at aggregation network,  

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Summary: 
The traffic of the future aggregation network will dynamically change not only in volume but also destination to support the application of virtualization technology to network edge equipment to achieve cost-effectiveness. Therefore, future aggregation network will have to accommodate this traffic cost-effectively, despite dynamic changes in both volume and destination. To correspond to this trend, in this paper, we propose an optical layer 2 switch network based on bufferless optical time division multiplexing (TDM) and dynamic bandwidth allocation to achieve a future aggregation network cost-effectively. We show here that our proposed network architecture effectively reduced the number of wavelengths and optical interfaces by application of bufferless optical TDM technology and dynamic bandwidth allocation to the aggregation network.