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A novel optical passive router ring architecture using MAGNet protocol

Tachtatzis, C. and Lee, A.S.T. and Harle, D.A. (2003) A novel optical passive router ring architecture using MAGNet protocol. In: Conference on Heterogenous Networks (HETNETs03), 2003-07-21 - 2003-07-24.


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This paper introduces a family of bidirectional multi-fibre passive photonic ring architectures that may serve as a high-capacity network backbone for supporting next-generation data-centric services. We introduce a novel dual-router node design that avoids several non-ideal routing phenomena typically associated with passive networks based on cyclic graphs. Our design also achieves the requisite single-hop full-mesh connectivity needed for arbitrary node-to-node communications. A ring enlargement strategy is presented that allows this architecture to scale across a wide range of networking domains. A medium access protocol will also briefly elaborated.