An introduction to optical burst switching

  title={An introduction to optical burst switching},
  author={Lina Battestilli and Harry G. Perros},
  journal={IEEE Commun. Mag.},
Optical burst switching is a promising solution for all-optical WDM networks. It combines the benefits of optical packet switching and wavelength routing while taking into account the limitations of the current all-optical technology. In OBS, the user data is collected at the edge of the network, sorted based on a destination address, and grouped into variable sized bursts. Prior to transmitting a burst, a control packet is created and immediately sent toward the destination in order to set up… 

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