Optical interconnection of core and metro networks


A network concept is introduced that exploits transparent optical grooming of traffic between an access network and a metro core ring network. This network is enabled by an optical router that allows bufferless aggregation of metro network traffic into higher-capacity data streams for core network transmission. A key functionality of the router is WDM to time-division multiplexing (TDM) transmultiplexing.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/JON.7.000928
Additional Information: © 2008 Optical Society of America This paper was published in Journal of Optical Networking and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JON.7.000928. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer Networks and Communications,Computer Science Applications,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Condensed Matter Physics,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Publication ISSN: 1536-5379
Last Modified: 31 May 2024 07:10
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2013 13:30
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Published Date: 2008-11-01
Authors: Ellis, Andrew D. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0417-0547)
Cotter, David
Ibrahim, Selwan K.
Weerasuriya, Ruwan
Chow, C.W.
Leuthold, Juerg
Freude, Wolfgang
Sygletos, Stylianos (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-2063-8733)
Vorreau, Philipp
Bonk, R.
Hillerkuss, David
Tomkos, Ioannis
Tzanakaki, A.
Kouloumentas, C.
Richardson, David J.
Petropoulos, Periklis
Parmigiani, Francesca
Zarris, George
Simeonidou, Dimitra



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