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Optical Networks

Optical Burst Switched Networks

Authors: Jue, Jason P., Vokkarane, Vinod M.

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Next-generation high-speed Internet backbone networks will be required to support a broad range of emerging applications which may not only require significant bandwidth, but may also have strict quality of service (QoS) requirements. Furthermore, the traffic from such applications are expected to be highly bursty in nature. For such traffic, the allocation of static fixed-bandwidth circuits may lead to the over-provisioning of bandwidth resources in order to meet QoS requirements.

Optical burst switching (OBS) is a promising new technique which attempts to address the problem of efficiently allocating resources for bursty traffic. In OBS, incoming data is assembled into bursts at the edges of the network, and when the burst is ready to be sent, resources in the network are reserved only for the duration of the burst. The reservation of resources is typically made by an out-of-band one-way control message which precedes the burst by some offset time. By reserving resources only for the duration of the burst, a greater degree of utilization may be achieved in the network.

This book provides an overview of optical burst switching. Design and research issues involved in the development of OBS networks are discussed, and approaches to providing QoS in OBS networks are presented. Topics include:

- Optical burst switching node and network architectures

- Burst assembly

- Signaling protocols

- Contention resolution

- Burst scheduling

- Quality of service in OBS networks

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"The authors of this book emphasize optical burst switching (OBS) … covering a multitude of aspects. The book is structured and enriched to attract managers, researchers, system designers … . A positive aspect of this book is the important practical approach … . Well thought-out, tested, and fully discussed schemes and techniques for the deployment of future OBS systems are presented. … This book clearly stands out. … It will be a valuable asset to professionals, researchers, and students … ." (Harry Skianis, Computer Reviews, April, 2005)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Optical Burst Switched Networks
Authors
Series Title
Optical Networks
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-23760-2
DOI
10.1007/b102280
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-23756-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3658-5
Series ISSN
1935-3839
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 147
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