We propose an efficient optical packet addressing technique for optical packet-switched networks, where the pre-assigned RF frequency carriers are used to represent the packet addresses. It can simplify the control process of optical packet switching so that it results in reduced address processing time and smaller complexity of the packet address processor due to simple extraction of address information. We also analyze the performance of the proposed packet addressing scheme in the transmission aspect taking into account packet address wavelength beating and laser nonlinearity.
- Laser nonlinearity
- Optical packet addressing
- Optical packet switched network
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Information Systems
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics