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Minimal cost WDM network for incremental traffic
Author(s): Galen H. Sasaki; Tao Lin
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Paper Abstract

A wavelength division multiplexed network is considered for arbitrary topologies. The network allows optical signals to pass through nodes, which often results in less electronic and opto-electronic equipment than networks that do not, i.e., networks that only switch traffic electronically. A disadvantage of having optical pass through is that there is less capability to switch tributary traffic streams and so there may be more blocking. However, it is shown that the network operates as well as a network with only electronic switching under a particular incremental traffic model. Examples are given that shows that the network can have lower cost when the cost is dominated by the line terminating equipment. A simple heuristic design algorithm is also given to configure the network to minimize its cost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3843, All-Optical Networking 1999: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, (25 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360394
Show Author Affiliations
Galen H. Sasaki, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Tao Lin, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3843:
All-Optical Networking 1999: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues
John M. Senior; Chunming Qiao; Sudhir Dixit, Editor(s)

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