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A new analytical approach for the estimation of blocking probabilities in wavelength-routing networks
Author(s): Helio Waldman; Divanilson R. Campelo; Raul C. Almeida
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Paper Abstract

The paper introduces a new analytical approach for estimating blocking probabilities in all-optical networks. The assumptions of the classical Lee approximation are discussed and their effects are evaluated. The paper proposes a better substitute for the independent link assumption. The new assumption takes all active paths, as well as all free links, as independent objects on the network topology. The new model is shown to generate estimates that fit exactly the blocking probabilities obtained through simulations on linear topologies using Poissonian, spatially homogeneous traffic. An extension to regular meshes is presented that is asymptotically good for very small and very large nodal degrees. Finally, the independent wavelength assumption is also evaluated for two different wavelength assignment algorithms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5285, OptiComm 2003: Optical Networking and Communications, (1 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.533534
Show Author Affiliations
Helio Waldman, Univ. Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)
Divanilson R. Campelo, Univ. Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)
Raul C. Almeida, Univ. Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5285:
OptiComm 2003: Optical Networking and Communications
Arun K. Somani; Zhensheng Zhang, Editor(s)

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