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Design of physical and logical topologies with fault-tolerant ability in wavelength-routed optical network
Author(s): Chunfeng Chen; Hua Liu; Ge Fan
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we consider the problem of designing a network of optical cross-connects(OXCs) to provide end-to-end lightpath services to label switched routers (LSRs). Like some previous work, we select the number of OXCs as our objective. Compared with the previous studies, we take into account the fault-tolerant characteristic of logical topology. First of all, using a Prufer number randomly generated, we generate a tree. By adding some edges to the tree, we can obtain a physical topology which consists of a certain number of OXCs and fiber links connecting OXCs. It is notable that we for the first time limit the number of layers of the tree produced according to the method mentioned above. Then we design the logical topologies based on the physical topologies mentioned above. In principle, we will select the shortest path in addition to some consideration on the load balancing of links and the limitation owing to the SRLG. Notably, we implement the routing algorithm for the nodes in increasing order of the degree of the nodes. With regarding to the problem of the wavelength assignment, we adopt the heuristic algorithm of the graph coloring commonly used. It is clear our problem is computationally intractable especially when the scale of the network is large. We adopt the taboo search algorithm to find the near optimal solution to our objective. We present numerical results for up to 1000 LSRs and for a wide range of system parameters such as the number of wavelengths supported by each fiber link and traffic. The results indicate that it is possible to build large-scale optical networks with rich connectivity in a cost-effective manner, using relatively few but properly dimensioned OXCs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5626, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications II, (8 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.574390
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Chunfeng Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Shanghai Youxun Communication Development Co., Ltd. (China)
Hua Liu, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Shanghai Youxun Communication Development Co., Ltd. (China)
Ge Fan, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5626:
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications II
S. J. Ben Yoo; Gee-Kung Chang; Guangcheng Li; Kwok-wai Cheung, Editor(s)

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