Control distribution in optical pulse string exchange network

Application Number  00129100 Application Date  2000.09.29
Publication Number  1296346 Publication Date  2001.05.23
Priority Information   1999/9/30 US 09/409,573  
Applicant(s) Name  Alcatel Inc.  
Inventor(s) Name  Xiong Yijun;Mark L.J. Wandenhut;Heky C. Kankaya  
Patent Agency Code  11038 Patent Agent  yu jing
AbstractA control architecture for an optical burst-switched network includes an electronic ingress edge router, a switch control unit at each hop, and an electronic egress edge router. The electronic ingress edge router assembles multiple data packets into a burst. The switch control units at each hop configure the optical switching matrix to switch the burst through the optical burst-switched network. Finally, the electronic egress edge router receives the burst from the optical burst-switched network and disassembles the burst into multiple data packets.