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FWM-Aware Dynamic Routing and Wavelength Assignment for Wavelength-Routed Optical Networks
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2008/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Joint Special Section on Opto-electronics and Communications toward NGN and beyond)
dynamic lightpath establishment, impairment constraint based routing, four-wave mixing, performance evaluation,
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A dynamic routing and wavelength assignment (RWA) algorithm encompassing physical impairment due to Four-Wave Mixing (FWM) is proposed, assuming conventional On-Off-Keying (OOK) modulation format. The FWM effect is one of the most severe physical impairments to be considered for the future photonic networks since the accumulation of FWM crosstalk causes a fatal degradation in the wavelength-routed optical network performance. A novel cost function is introduced based upon an impairment-constraint-based routing (ICBR) approach, taking into account the network utilization resources and the physical impairment due to FWM crosstalk. Simulations results show that the proposed algorithm leads to a more realistic system performance compared to those of related approaches of dynamic RWA that fail to consider physical impairments into the routing scheme.