Path protection in multi-fiber WDM networks with small-sized optical cross-connect node configuration
Date of Issue2004
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Recent developments in optical network technologies have convincingly shown that, to meet the increasing bandwidth demands, it is more cost-effective and scalable to build multi-fiber WDM networks than to have more and more wavelengths in a single fiber. The developments of multi-fiber WDM networks, however, impose a big challenge that we have to devise very large-sized optical cross-connects (OXCs) which will remain as highly expensive and immature in the foreseeable near future. Existing results have shown that with properly-designed node configurations and appropriate routing and wavelength assignment policies, using small-sized OXCs instead of large-sized ones for node configuration won't necessarily lead to any significant degradation on network performance.
DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering::Wireless communication systems
Nanyang Technological University