A Unified Architecture for Cross Layer Design in the Future Optical Internet

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Baldine, I. (Renaissance Computing Institute, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC USA)
Dutta, R.; Rouskas, G. (Computer Science Department, NCSU, Raleigh, NC USA)

We present a novel architecture, which naturally enables cross-layer interactions through the construction of application-specific protocol stacks out of small reusable services which expose explicit controls to cross-layer tuning policies. Together with a concept we term ’Software Defined Optics’ (SDO) this architecture can enable the future optical internet.