QoS-Guaranteed Wavelength Allocation for WDM Networks with Limited-Range Wavelength Conversion

Takuji TACHIBANA
Shoji KASAHARA

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B    No.6    pp.1439-1450
Publication Date: 2004/06/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Fiber-Optic Transmission
Keyword: 
QoS provisioning,  wavelength allocation,  wavelength routing network,  limited-range wavelength conversion,  continuous-time Markov chain,  

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Summary: 
In this paper, we consider QoS-guaranteed wavelength allocation for WDM networks with limited-range wavelength conversion. In the wavelength allocation, the pre-determined number of wavelengths are allocated to each QoS class depending on the required loss probability. Moreover, we consider two wavelength selection rules and three combinations of the rules. We analyze the connection loss probability of each QoS class for a single link using continuous-time Markov chain. We also investigate the connection loss probability for a uni-directional ring network by simulation. In numerical examples, we compare connection loss probabilities for three combinations of selection rules and show how each combination of selection rules affects the connection loss probability of each QoS class. Furthermore, we show how wavelength conversion capability affects the connection loss probability. It is shown that the proposed allocation with appropriate wavelength selection rule is effective for QoS provisioning when the number of wavelengths is large. We also show the effective combination of wavelength selection rules for the case with small wavelength conversion capability.