8-Tb/s ATM interconnection through optical WDM networks

Adisak Mekkittikul, Dan Sadot, Leonid G. Kazovsky, N. McKeown

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We propose a novel scheme for interconnection of multiple high-speed (2.5/10 Gb/s) ATM streams through an optical WDM network, with a total network capacity of up to 8 Tb/s. The proposed architecture is based on placing the optical WDM portion of the network in a physically small area, i.e., one central office, or in a single rack. This helps to avoid technological obstacles such as power budget, dispersion, and synchronization limitations, and optical output buffering. The interconnection is an ATM packet switched network, and provides optical contention resolution. We show that the implementation of such a network is possible using currently available optoelectronic technology. Simulation results are presented, indicating network throughput of up to 100%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsPaul A. Morton, Deborah L. Crawford
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventHigh-Speed Semiconductor Laser Sources - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: 1 Feb 19962 Feb 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceHigh-Speed Semiconductor Laser Sources
CitySan Jose, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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