An Optical Packet Addressing Scheme for Optical Packet Switched Networks Using RF Frequency Carrier Assignment

Kicheol Lee, Sungchul Lee, Jinwoo Park

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-129
Number of pages7
JournalPhotonic Network Communications
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 1



  • 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

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