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  • Editors: K. Bergman and O. Gerstel
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 751–761

Wavelength Path Reconfiguration Design in Transparent Optical WDM Networks

Akihiro Kadohata, Akira Hirano, Fumikazu Inuzuka, Atsushi Watanabe, and Osamu Ishida  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 5, Issue 7, pp. 751-761 (2013)

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This paper studies the reconfiguration design and migration from an old path set to a new path set in multifiber wavelength-division-multiplexing networks. For the reconfiguration design phase, we introduce the functions of wavelength fragmentation cost and reconfiguration cost, and we propose a reconfiguration design that minimizes both wavelength fragmentation and the number of changed wavelengths. For the migration phase, we propose a migrating sequence algorithm that uses spare wavelengths to break the dependency cycle between before and after reconfiguration design sets and thus prevent service disruption. A numerical evaluation shows that the number of fibers is suppressed 4%–15% compared to the design without employing fragmentation cost and that the number of changed wavelengths is reduced by approximately 50%–90%.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.4264) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, wavelength assignment

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 13, 2013
Published: June 28, 2013

Akihiro Kadohata, Akira Hirano, Fumikazu Inuzuka, Atsushi Watanabe, and Osamu Ishida, "Wavelength Path Reconfiguration Design in Transparent Optical WDM Networks," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 5, 751-761 (2013)

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