TDM 100 Gb/s packet switching in an optical shuffle network

Ben Y. Yu, Paul Toliver, Robert J. Runser, Kungli Deng, Ivan Glesk, Paul R. Prucnal

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The feasibility of achieving large throughput in a single wavelength channel using TDM is discussed. The system is implemented with electronic routing control having networks that are often referred as transparent optical networks. The processing time required by the electronic routing controllers depends on the complexity of the routing algorithm employed, so it is critical to develop simple and efficient routing schemes. The system demonstrated packet switching in an 8-node shuffle networks using a physical node by connecting the two output links back to one of the input links using 500 m of fiber. The routing controller traces the path of a test packet by reconfiguring the node identified after performing switching on the test packet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting, 1997
Subtitle of host publicationLEOS '97 : 10th Annual Meeting
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0780338952
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997


  • TDM packet switching
  • electronic routing control
  • transparent optical network
  • local area network
  • optical shuffle network
  • 100 Gbit/s


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