Optical Packet Access Protocols for WDM Networks

  • Kemal Bengi

Part of the Broadband Networks and Services book series (BBNS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXV
  2. Kemal Bengi
    Pages 1-10
  3. Kemal Bengi
    Pages 225-226
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 227-252

About this book


The fast growing traffic demand in telecommunication networks, by use of the Internet and an increasing number of broadband services for multimedia com­ munications, requires new high performance networking technologies. As such, optical WDM networks are playing a pivotal role. Wavelength Division Mul­ tiplexing (WDM) with many hundreds of wavelength channels per fiber is ex­ tensively being exploited in wide area networks. With respect to the ongoing trend towards a completely packet-switched mode of operation for all services, WDM networks must be prepared accordingly. This work concentrates on optical packet-switched networking in local and metro area networks for realizing high-performance applications like virtual re­ ality, medical imaging, and supercomputing. It is well known that in those networks using a star, bus, or ring shared medium, an access protocol is nec­ essary to guarantee controlled and fair access for all attached nodes. Similar access protocols are to be developed and analyzed for WDM local and metro area networks. Already, many media access protocols for these networks have been described in the literature. However, some aspects of Quality-of-Service (QoS) for different service classes are still an open issue and subject to inten­ sive research activities. In the introduction, the author, Dr. Kemal Bengi, gives a short classification of media access protocols and network architectures for WDM local and metro area networks. The need for service classes is also em­ phasized.


Backbone Metropolitan Area Network QoS Quality of Service Quality of Service (QoS) Transceiver Transmission communication computer development modeling network optical communication

Authors and affiliations

  • Kemal Bengi
    • 1
  1. 1.Vienna University of TechnologyAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5325-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0961-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-0289
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