Ermias Biru

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A light-trail is a generalization of a lightpath such that multiple nodes can take part in communication along the path. A light-trail is a good candidate for optical layer traffic grooming. In this paper we investigate the grooming aspect of light-trails from a subsystem perspective. We introduce a new subsystem called burstponder card that enables(More)
iii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to express my deepest appreciation to my advisor, Dr. Zhenyu (James) Kong, for his continuous support, patience and excellent guidance throughout my study. I learned many important lessons from him and he is always there to listen, advise and motivate me. I would like to thank Dr. Tieming Liu and Dr. Tyler Ley for serving on(More)
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