Wavelength Conversion Placement in WDM Mesh Optical Networks*

Wavelength Conversion Placement in WDM Mesh Optical Networks* Wavelength conversion helps improve the performance of wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) optical networks that employ wavelength routing. In this paper, we address the problem of optimally placing a limited number of wavelength converters in mesh topologies. Two objective functions, namely, minimizing the average blocking probability and minimizing the maximum blocking probability over all routes, are considered. In the first part of the paper, we extend an earlier analytical model to compute the blocking probability on an arbitrary route in a mesh topology, given the traffic and locations of converters. We then propose heuristic algorithms to place wavelength converters, and evaluate the performance of the proposed heuristics using the analytical model. Results suggest that simple heuristics are sufficient to give near-optimal performance. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Photonic Network Communications Springer Journals

Wavelength Conversion Placement in WDM Mesh Optical Networks*

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Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright © 2002 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Computer Science; Computer Communication Networks; Electrical Engineering; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
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