ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

VOLUME : 3, ISSUE : 4, October-December, 2015 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)
Performance of Inline Switch in Optical Network
Manahar Prashant Shukla* Rajiv Srivastava**
Optical packet switching is a new emerging technology for next generation data transfer. Optical Packet Switching (OPS) utilizes the very large bandwidth of the optical fiber along with Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) for high speed data transfer. In OPS, contention among the packets is a major problem, which can be solved by using the buffering of contending packets. The need of the buffering of contending packets gave birth to optical switches designs. This paper presents analysis of an optical switch in different configurations. Analysis is presented for four different switch configurations. It has been found that there is tremendous increase in switch operating power when switches are placed in the network.
Optical packet switch, wavelength division multiplexing, power and noise analysis.