A Design for an Internet Router with a Digital Optical Data Plane
AbstractThis paper presents a complete design for an optical Internet router based on the component steps required for Internet protocol (IP) packet forwarding. Implementations of hop count decrement and header matching are integrated with a simulation-based approach to variable-length packet traffic merging that avoids recirculation, demonstrating an approach for an all-optical data plane. A method for IPv4 checksum computation is introduced, and this and previously designed components are extended from binary to higher-density (multiple bits per symbol) encodings. The implications of this design are considered, including the potential for chip-level and system integration, as well as the requirements of basic optical processing components. View Full-Text
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Touch, J.; Bannister, J.; Suryaputra, S.; Willner, A.E. A Design for an Internet Router with a Digital Optical Data Plane. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 143.
Touch J, Bannister J, Suryaputra S, Willner AE. A Design for an Internet Router with a Digital Optical Data Plane. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(2):143.Chicago/Turabian Style
Touch, Joe; Bannister, Joseph; Suryaputra, Stephen; Willner, Alan E. 2017. "A Design for an Internet Router with a Digital Optical Data Plane." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 2: 143.
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