Multicasting in Multihop Optical WDM Networks with Limited Wavelength Conversion

Hong SHEN  Yi PAN  John SUM  Susumu HORIGUCHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E86-D   No.1   pp.3-14
Publication Date: 2003/01/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: INVITED SURVEY PAPER
multicast,  optical networks,  routing,  wavelength conversion,  wavelength division multiplexing,  

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This paper provides an overview on efficient algorithms for multicasting in optical networks supported by Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) with limited wavelength conversion. We classify the multicast problems according to off-line and on-line in both reliable and unreliable networks. In each problem class, we present efficient algorithms for multicast and multiple multicast and show their performance. We also present efficient schemes for dynamic multicast group membership updating. We conclude the paper by showing possible extension of the presented algorithms for QoS provision.