This paper focuses on WDM networks employing selective regeneration and studies jointly the network design and regeneration placement considering the physical network performance. Simulation results show substantial savings in regenerator requirements compared to existing approaches.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4254) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, combinatorial network design
(060.4256) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, network optimization
K. M. Katrinis, A. Tzanakaki, and G. Markidis, "Impairment-Aware WDM Network Dimensioning with Optimized Regenerator Placement," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper NThE4.