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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 24 — Nov. 28, 2005
  • pp: 9702–9707

Accurate estimation of the impact of IP traffic burstiness on the performance of wavelength division multiplexing networks

Ioannis Neokosmidis, Thomas Kamalakis, and Thomas Sphicopoulos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 24, pp. 9702-9707 (2005)

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Four-wave mixing and in-band crosstalk noise can limit the performance of wavelength division multiplexing optical networks. The statistics of these noises depend on the nature of the traffic. In this paper, the performance of an IP over MPλS-based network is analyzed using the Multi-Canonical Monte Carlo (MCMC) method and it is shown that the Gaussian approximation does not yield accurate results. The importance of the traffic load and the traffic distribution in the optical channels is also investigated. It is shown that a proper traffic distribution in the optical channels, can improve the performance of the network.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 25, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2005
Published: November 28, 2005

Ioannis Neokosmidis, Thomas Kamalakis, and Thomas Sphicopoulos, "Accurate estimation of the impact of IP traffic burstiness on the performance of wavelength division multiplexing networks," Opt. Express 13, 9702-9707 (2005)

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