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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and V. Chan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2010
  • pp: 80–90

Generating Realistic Optical Transport Network Topologies

Claunir Pavan, Rui Manuel Morais, José R. Ferreira da Rocha, and Armando Nolasco Pinto  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 80-90 (2010)

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We address the problem of generating physical realistic optical transport network topologies. This type of network has characteristics that differ from scale-free networks, such as the Internet. Based on the analysis of a set of real transport topologies, we identify and assess relevant characteristics. A method to generate realistic topologies is proposed. The proposed method is validated by comparing the characteristics of computer-generated and real-world optical transport networks.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4257) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, network survivability
(060.4258) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, network topology

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: September 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 27, 2009
Published: December 24, 2009

Claunir Pavan, Rui Manuel Morais, José R. Ferreira da Rocha, and Armando Nolasco Pinto, "Generating Realistic Optical Transport Network Topologies," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 2, 80-90 (2010)

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