Date Added: Feb 2012
In the information technology era, there are relentless needs for networks with extremely high capacity. Due to the increasing internet usage and upsurge in users, the end users were longing for the revolution in the network. At this juncture to make the dreams of the network users come true, tremendous research has resulted in optical technology which is a great boon to the world of communication. Optical Packet Switching (OPS) presents new avenues for high speed interconnection networks. There is a rapidly growing demand for high-throughput networks to transmit heterogeneous traffic services such as communication of voice, images and data, multimedia interaction and advanced digital service which warranted OPS.