All-optical network coding

Eric D. Manley, Jitender S. Deogun, Lisong Xu, Dennis R. Alexander

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Abstract

We investigate the application of network coding to all-optical networks from both the algorithmic and infrastructural perspectives. We study the effectiveness of using network coding for optical-layer dedicated protection of multicast traffic that provides robustness against link failures in the network. We present a heuristic for solving this problem and compare it with both inefficient optimal methods and non-network-coding approaches. Our experiments show that our heuristic provides near-optimal performance while significantly outperforming existing approaches for dedicated multicast protection. We also propose architectures for specialized all-optical circuits capable of performing the processing required for network coding and show how these devices can be effectively deployed in an all-optical multicast network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5438349
Pages (from-to)175-191
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Optical Communications and Networking
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010

Keywords

  • 41ll-optical multicast protection
  • Network coding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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