The effect of wavelength advertisement on the performance of an optical routing protocol

Bilal Khan, Dardo D. Kleiner, David Talmage, Abdella Battou

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This paper investigates the efficiency of wavelength selection in an optical network when it is conducted without knowledge of wavelength utilization, and compares it to the case when switches exchange wavelength availability through a routing protocol such as OSPF. We describe a series of experiments to determine the effect of wavelength advertisement on connection blocking probability in heterogeneous networks consisting of both wavelength converter and non-converter switches. Based on these experiments, we describe some consequences of advertising wavelength availability, and quantify when it is advantageous to advertise wavelength availability within the routing protocol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004
EventGLOBECOM'04 - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference - Dallas, TX, United States
Duration: Nov 29 2004Dec 3 2004


OtherGLOBECOM'04 - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
CountryUnited States
CityDallas, TX


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  • Engineering(all)

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Khan, B., Kleiner, D. D., Talmage, D., & Battou, A. (2004). The effect of wavelength advertisement on the performance of an optical routing protocol. 1985-1988. Paper presented at GLOBECOM'04 - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, Dallas, TX, United States.