Optical Path Accommodation Design Enabling Cross-Connect System Scale Evaluation

Naohide NAGATSU  Ken-ichi SATO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E78-B   No.9   pp.1339-1343
Publication Date: 1995/09/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Optical Communication
optical path network,  cross-connect system scale,  wavelength assignment,  heuristic method,  

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This paper proposes novel optical path accommodation design algorithms for networks wherein the number of wavelengths multiplexed into a fiber is restricted. This algorithm optimizes both optical path route and wavelength assignment in VWP/WP networks. It minimizes optical path cross-connect (OPXC) system scale in terms of incoming/outgoing fiber port numbers. A comparison in terms of required OPXC system scale between the WP and VWP schemes is demonstrated for the first time.