Effects of bursty traffic in service differentiated Optical Packet Switched networks
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionOptics Express 2004, 12(3):410-415 10.1364/OPEX.12.000410
Service differentiation is a crucial issue in the next-generation Optical Packet Switched networks. In this paper we examine how bursty traffic influences the performance of a service differentiated Optical Packet Switched network. By using time-continuous Markov chains, we derive explicit results for the packet loss rates in the case of a bursty hyper-exponential arrival process. Results indicate that the performance is degraded as the burstiness of the arrival process increases.