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Title: Performance analysis of dedicated protection and shared protection for waveband switching based on multi-granularity optical cross-connect
Authors: Guo, L
Wang, X
Jiang, D
Hou, W
Ji, W
Keywords: Dedicated protection
Multi-granularity optical cross-connect (MG-OXC)
Optical cross-connect (OXC)
Shared protection
Waveband switching
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: North-Holland
Source: Optics communications, 2011, v. 284, no. 3, p. 764-776 How to cite?
Journal: Optics communications 
Abstract: In order to save the switching ports and the cost of Multi-Granularity Optical Cross-Connect (MG-OXC), the waveband switching technique was proposed to groom multiple wavelength-level traffic to a few waveband tunnels to be switched by a few switching ports in MG-OXC. At the same time, protection for fibers is very important to ensure the service continuity since each wavelength carries a lot of traffic. Although existing works have addressed the waveband switching protection, most of them separately considered only the dedicated protection or shared protection in static demand scenario and did not deeply analyze and compare the dedicated protection and shared protection in dynamic demand scenario. Therefore, in this paper, we deeply study the consumptions of wavelengths in fibers and ports in MG-OXCs for Waveband Shared Protection (WSP) and Waveband Dedicated Protection (WDP) in dynamic demand scenario, and propose the port-cost calculation and update methods based on a new waveband layered auxiliary graph that is developed based on MG-OXC structure. In simulations, we compare WSP, WDP, traditional end-to-end waveband shared protection and traditional end-to-end waveband dedicated protection. Simulation results show that the shared protection has smaller port-cost, better wavelength utilization efficiency and lower blocking probability than the dedicated protection with the same waveband switching policy, and the sub-path waveband switching has bigger port-cost, better wavelength utilization efficiency and lower blocking probability than the end-to-end waveband switching with the same backup wavelength assignment policy.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/15106
ISSN: 0030-4018
EISSN: 1873-0310
DOI: 10.1016/j.optcom.2010.09.067
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