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Time Shared Optical Network (TSON): a novel metro architecture for flexible multi-granular services

Zervas, Georgios S and Triay, Joan and Amaya, Norberto and Qin, Yixuan and Cervelló-Pastor, Cristina and Simeonidou, Dimitra (2011) 'Time Shared Optical Network (TSON): a novel metro architecture for flexible multi-granular services.' Optics Express, 19 (26). B509-B514. ISSN 1094-4087

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Abstract

This paper presents the Time Shared Optical Network (TSON) as metro mesh network architecture for guaranteed, statistically-multiplexed services. TSON proposes a flexible and tunable time-wavelength assignment along with one-way tree-based reservation and node architecture. It delivers guaranteed sub-wavelength and multi-granular network services without wavelength conversion, time-slice interchange and optical buffering. Simulation results demonstrate high network utilization, fast service delivery, and low end-to-end delay on a contention-free sub-wavelength optical transport network. In addition, implementation complexity in terms of Layer 2 aggregation, grooming and optical switching has been evaluated.

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Additional Information: This paper was published in Optics Express 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/OE.19.00B509. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2012 10:13
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2012 10:20
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3750

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