An important design problem for dense WDM optical networks is the placement of optical amplifiers along the transmission lines connecting optical add-drop multiplexers. We present a dynamic programming algorithm that chooses the minimum-cost amplifier placement subject to bounds on introduced nonlinear phase shift and noise. The algorithm is in current use and is effective over a wide range of design scenarios.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 6, 2009
Published: September 4, 2009
Steven Fortune, "Algorithmic Choice of Optical Amplifiers Respecting Noise and Nonlinearity Constraints," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 1, 366-375 (2009)