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A Routing and Network Dimensioning Strategy to reduce Wavelength Continuity Conflicts in All-Optical Networks

Arie Koster (koster***at***zib.de)
Matthias Scheffel (matthias.scheffel***at***tum.de)

Abstract: Due to the high computational complexity of exact methods (e.g., integer programming) for routing and wavelength assigment in optical networks, it is beneficial to decompose the problem into a routing task and a wavelength allocation task. However, by this decomposition it is not necessarily possible to obtain a valid wavelength assignment for a given routing because of wavelength continuity constraints in the network. This paper proposes an extension of the routing and network dimensioning subproblem that facilitates a subsequent wavelength assignment in the absence of wavelength converters. The extension anticipates wavelength continuity conflicts by limiting the maximum number of traversing lightpaths at each node. Such a limitation is derived from a lower bound on the number of conflicts, given a routing and network configuration. Preliminary computational experiments indicate that our approach can reduce the number of lightpath blockings significantly.

Keywords: optical network design, routing, dimensioning, wavelength assignment

Category 1: Applications -- OR and Management Sciences (Telecommunications )

Category 2: Integer Programming ((Mixed) Integer Linear Programming )

Category 3: Network Optimization

Citation: Appeared in Proceedings of the International Network Optimization Conference (INOC 2007), Spa, Belgium, April 2007.

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Entry Submitted: 11/16/2006
Entry Accepted: 11/16/2006
Entry Last Modified: 05/17/2007

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