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Communication protocols for SCM-WDM networks

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2 Author(s)
Chen, M. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Ottawa Univ., Ont., Canada ; Georganas, N.D.

Subcarrier wavelength-division multiaccess (SCR-WDM) networks have many features, such as high system capacity, flexible packet switching access and very fast tuning speed of RF local-oscillator, etc. Though, generally speaking, existing protocols for WDMA networks can be applied to SCM-WDM networks, the transmission efficiency in terms of packet delay and network throughput is low, since an optimal wavelength channel assignment for a WDMA network may not be optimal in a SCM-WDM network with many subcarrier channels involved. In this paper, we propose two new communication protocols for SCM-WDM networks. Simulation results show that the proposed protocols have performance very close to an optimal solution while their complexity is much lower

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Global Telecommunications Conference, 1993, including a Communications Theory Mini-Conference. Technical Program Conference Record, IEEE in Houston. GLOBECOM '93., IEEE

Date of Conference:

29 Nov-2 Dec 1993