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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 26 — Dec. 12, 2011
  • pp: B611–B620

Dynamic virtual link mesh topology aggregation in multi-domain translucent WSON with hierarchical-PCE

Ramon Casellas, Ricardo Martínez, Raül Muñoz, Lei Liu, Takehiro Tsuritani, Itsuro Morita, and Munefumi Tsurusawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 26, pp. B611-B620 (2011)

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We present a lab-trial of the designed and implemented path computation architecture for multi-domain translucent wavelength switched optical networks (WSON), using hierarchical Path Computation Elements (H-PCE). The approach is based on the dynamic aggregation of the domain topologies, represented as a virtual link meshes at a higher level, in order to perform dynamic domain sequence selection. We detail the extended path computation procedures, involving both domain selections considering inter domain links and segment expansions which are impairment-aware, along with the proposed control plane protocol extensions. We validate the approach with the overall performance of the end to end path computation latency, highlighting the benefits of parallelization.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.4251) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, assignment and routing algorithms

ToC Category:
Backbone and Core Networks

Original Manuscript: September 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2011
Published: December 1, 2011

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Ramon Casellas, Ricardo Martínez, Raül Muñoz, Lei Liu, Takehiro Tsuritani, Itsuro Morita, and Munefumi Tsurusawa, "Dynamic virtual link mesh topology aggregation in multi-domain translucent WSON with hierarchical-PCE," Opt. Express 19, B611-B620 (2011)

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