Method of optical network bandwidth representation for optical label switching networks

  • US 7,158,515 B1
  • Filed: 07/06/2000
  • Issued: 01/02/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/06/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. In a data communication network comprising a plurality of optical label switching routers and fiber optic links between said optical label switching routers, a method of representing optical network bandwidth, said method comprising:

  • assigning an optical label to a channel group, said channel group using one of said fiber optic links and comprising a plurality of channels, said label representing an ingress to egress mapping;

    encoding said optical label so as to comprise a type field, a length field and a value field, where said value field comprises a label component and where said label component comprises an indication of whether each channel of said plurality of channels is available for use in a label switched path.

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