Burst segmentation benefit in optical switching

Zvi Rosberg, Hai Le Vu, Moshe Zukerman

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The asymptotic ratio between the blocking probabilities of BS and JET protocols was derived as the number of wavelengths supported by the optical switch. BS offered a factor of ((1-c)2/c)k improvement in blocking probability value. This value can be more than two orders of magnitude for foreseeable dense WDM systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-129
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2003


  • Asymptotic relation
  • Blocking
  • Burst segmentation
  • Just-enough-time (JET)
  • Optical burst switching


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