International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS)

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IJITCS Vol.5, No.6, May. 2013

The Major Physical Layer Constraints of Fiber Optical fiber Packet Switch Architectures

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Devesh Pratap Singh

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Tunable Wavelength Converter (TWC), Optical Packet Switch, Multi-Wavelength Buffer, Loop Buffer


Many optical packet switch (OPS) architectures are proposed and demonstrated. In the design of these architectures, most of the attention is paid on the network layer parameters like high through put (low packet loss probability) and low latency, etc. and to achieve these goals. The structure of the architectures becomes very complex. In real scenarios, these architectures may not work efficiently because of physical layer constraints. Hence, cross layer optimization needs to be considered. This paper addresses the major physical layer constraints, and it has been found that the optical packet switch architecture can work efficiently within the bounded regimes which can be called as an operation window.

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Devesh Pratap Singh,"The Major Physical Layer Constraints of Fiber Optical fiber Packet Switch Architectures", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.5, no.6, pp.50-56, 2013. DOI: 10.5815/ijitcs.2013.06.07


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