Optical burst switching with large switching overhead

Chun Yin Li, Guangming Li, Ping Kong Alexander Wai, Victor O K Li

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To date, optical burst switching (OBS) schemes assume the switch reconfiguration time to be negligible, a part of the processing delay of the control packet, or a fixed value added to the data burst length, regardless of the switch status. In this paper, we show that the switching overhead can have a significant impact on the performance of some OBS channel scheduling schemes. We have also proposed methods to alleviate the problem.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-462
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2007


  • Optical burst switching
  • Optical network
  • Optical packet switching
  • Photonic switching systems
  • Switching overhead

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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