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Effect of virtual channel conversion for dynamic routing in all-optical networks
Author(s): Abhijit Sengupta; Weigang Lang; Arunita Jaekel; Subir Bandyopadhyay
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we have examined the efficacy of virtual wavelength conversion in all-optical networks with respect to full wavelength conversion. It is well known that wavelength conversion reduces the blocking probability. All- optical full wavelength converters are not yet commercially available and wavelength conversion typically involves opto- electrical conversion. Virtual wavelength conversion avoids any change in the carrier frequency and is feasible using available technology. In this paper we have studied a dynamic wavelength assignment scheme using a distributed algorithm. We have shown that using virtual wavelength conversion, we can achieve the effect of full wavelength conversion without using wavelength converters in optical domain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3843, All-Optical Networking 1999: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, (25 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360403
Show Author Affiliations
Abhijit Sengupta, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)
Weigang Lang, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)
Arunita Jaekel, Univ. of Windsor (Canada)
Subir Bandyopadhyay, Univ. of Windsor (Canada)

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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