A novel optical passive router ring architecture using MAGNet protocol

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This paper introduces a family of bidirectional multi-fibre passive photonic ring architectures that may serve as a high-capacity network backbone for supporting next-generation data-centric services. We introduce a novel dual-router node design that avoids several non-ideal routing phenomena typically associated with
passive networks based on cyclic graphs. Our design also achieves the requisite single-hop full-mesh connectivity needed for arbitrary node-to-node communications. A ring enlargement strategy is presented that allows this architecture to scale across a wide range of networking domains. A medium access protocol will also briefly elaborated.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventConference on Heterogenous Networks (HETNETs03) - Ilkley, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Jul 200324 Jul 2003


ConferenceConference on Heterogenous Networks (HETNETs03)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • optical networks
  • wavelength routing
  • metropolitan-area networks
  • local-area networks
  • novel
  • optical
  • passive
  • router ring architecture
  • MAGNet protocol


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