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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and V. Chan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 5 — Oct. 1, 2009
  • pp: 366–375

Algorithmic Choice of Optical Amplifiers Respecting Noise and Nonlinearity Constraints

Steven Fortune  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 1, Issue 5, pp. 366-375 (2009)

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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.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design

ToC Category:
Research Papers

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)

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