Performance modelling of IP-centric lambda switched optical networks

L. Aguirre-Torres, P. M. Lane, L. Sacks

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The provisioning of lightpaths in an IP-centric wavelength routed network requires a control framework for the establishment and maintenance of optical virtual circuits. This framework should consider scalable protocols required to handle the increasing network complexities/dimensionalities and interact with IP routing and traffic policy management protocols [2]. Moreover, as in conventional IP networks, Optical Cross-Connects are to be considered IP addressable devices, capable of receive and distribute information regarding the different performance parameters relevant to the optical transport network. A self-contained protocol paradigm is no longer valid and co-operation is expected between the upper network layers and the optical layer appended at the bottom of the protocol stack. Hence, a novel Multiprotocol Lambda Switching control framework is proposed based on conventional MPLS Traffic Engineering and QoS Routing using OSPF, thus migrating these concepts into the optical domain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th Annual meeting of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 2000
Subtitle of host publication(LEOS 2000)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780780359475
ISBN (Print)078035947X
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting - Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Duration: 13 Nov 200016 Nov 2000

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
ISSN (Print)1092-8081


ConferenceIEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting
Abbreviated titleLEOS 2000
Country/TerritoryPuerto Rico
CityRio Grande


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