Limited range wavelength converter sharing in WDM networks

Mohammad Mamunur Rashid, Sugang Xu, Yoshiaki Tanaka

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we propose multistage wavelength conversion by sharing limited range wavelength converters in wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) all-optical packet switching networks. By using multistage wavelength conversion and converter sharing technology expensive resources can be maximally utilized. Our interest is to investigate how converters of lower capability in terms of conversion limit can be effectively utilized for performance improvement rather than using converters of full conversion capability. We summarize the benefits of multistage wavelength conversion and wavelength converter sharing using limited range wavelength converters and demonstrate some outlines for the choice of conversion limit, number of converters, and the number of stages of conversion by simulation. Simulation results dictate that, with wavelength converters fewer than the number of wavelength channels to or from the optical cross-connect, significant improvement in performance in terms of packet loss probability before saturation can be achieved with multistage conversion at some lower limits of conversion.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, ICITA 2005
    Pages695-700
    Number of pages6
    VolumeII
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event3rd International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, ICITA 2005 - Sydney
    Duration: 2005 Jul 42005 Jul 7

    Other

    Other3rd International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, ICITA 2005
    CitySydney
    Period05/7/405/7/7

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    Rashid, M. M., Xu, S., & Tanaka, Y. (2005). Limited range wavelength converter sharing in WDM networks. In Proceedings - 3rd International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, ICITA 2005 (Vol. II, pp. 695-700). [1489049] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICITA.2005.172