We formulate an optimization problem and compare performance of multi-path routing based on bandwidth usage only with the impairment aware alternative. We show that there is a trade-off between optical signal quality and bandwidth utilization.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4251) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, assignment and routing algorithms
(060.4256) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, network optimization
G. K. Mazandu, A. B. Bagula, and L. Wosinska, "Impairment Aware Multi-Path Routing in GMPLS-Based Networks," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JWA121.
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