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Converter placement on wavelength-routed network paths
Author(s): Murat Azizoglu; Suresh Subramaniam; Arun K. Somani
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we consider the problem of optimally placing a given number of wavelength converters on a path to minimize the call blocking probability. Using a simple performance model, we first prove that uniform spacing of converters is optimal for the end-to-end performance when link loads are uniform and independent. We then show that significant gains are achievable with optimal placement compared to random placement. For non-uniform link loads, we provide a dynamic programming algorithm for the optimal placement and compare the performance with random and uniform placement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3230, All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues III, (10 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.290386
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Murat Azizoglu, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Suresh Subramaniam, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Arun K. Somani, Univ. of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3230:
All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues III
John M. Senior; Robert A. Cryan; Chunming Qiao, Editor(s)

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