Routing Information Control System for Use of AWG-based Customer-Owned Optical IP Networks

O. Koyama, S. Hironaka, K. Nishikawa, and Y. Katsuyama (Japan)

Keywords

IP over WDM, control system, customerowned network, enterprise network, remote configuration of routing

Abstract

The point-to-point (P2P) and one-by-one (O-O) optical links were investigated in AWG (Arrayed Waveguide Grating) -based networks to clarify the scalability and reconfigurability for customer-owned optical IP network application. To manage the optical links, a routing information control system was designed and implemented to configure IP routings in layer-3 switches remotely. An experimental network was constructed with an AWG for 8 wavelengths defined by the coarse wavelength-division multiplexing standard in 1550nm band. The control system function was examined in the experimental network, and the measured values of overall configuration time for the O-O and P2P routings were about 10 second and 1 minute, respectively, including the re-booting time. As a result, the control system could make the optical links in the AWG-based network by configuring the routings at the administrator’s location.

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