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Channel provisioning for higher-layer protocols in WDM networks
Author(s): Nasir Ghani; Sudhir Dixit
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Paper Abstract

Recent developments in optical WDM technology have opened up many new challenges and opportunities for network designers. The availability of increasingly advanced optical devices, such as add-drop-multiplexers and wavelength routers/cross- connects, is pushing this technology beyond simple point-to- point deployment and more towards applications in end-to-end networking. These trends will require more advanced network control features in order to take full advantage of the optical fiber bandwidth. Although much work has been done on static WDM network provisioning, the issue of lightpath channel control in practical network environments needs further investigation. New protocols are required to provision channels for various higher-layer protocols, and these schemes must make efficient use of key network resources such as wavelengths and switching/conversion capacity. Optical channel survivability is also an important concern and various types of schemes can be envisioned.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3843, All-Optical Networking 1999: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, (25 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360401
Show Author Affiliations
Nasir Ghani, Nokia Research Ctr. (United States)
Sudhir Dixit, Nokia Research Ctr. (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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