Date Added: Jan 2010
In this paper, the authors present a survey comparing different deflection routing based techniques applied to Optical Burst Switching (OBS) networks. For such study they consider the E-OBS architecture proposed in which is an advantageous solution for OBS networks since routing decision can be taken freely inside the network without constraints on the length of the path. Under this environment, several effective routing strategies proposed in the literature are applied, namely deflection routing, reflection routing, reflection-deflection routing and multi-topology routing. The aim of this study is to analyze all these techniques considering both asynchronous and synchronous burst arrivals and compare their benefits.