25 August 1999 Channel provisioning for higher-layer protocols in WDM networks
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Recent developments in optical WDM technology have opened up many new challenges and opportunities for network designers. The availability of increasingly advanced optical devices, such as add-drop-multiplexers and wavelength routers/cross- connects, is pushing this technology beyond simple point-to- point deployment and more towards applications in end-to-end networking. These trends will require more advanced network control features in order to take full advantage of the optical fiber bandwidth. Although much work has been done on static WDM network provisioning, the issue of lightpath channel control in practical network environments needs further investigation. New protocols are required to provision channels for various higher-layer protocols, and these schemes must make efficient use of key network resources such as wavelengths and switching/conversion capacity. Optical channel survivability is also an important concern and various types of schemes can be envisioned.
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Nasir Ghani, Sudhir Dixit, "Channel provisioning for higher-layer protocols in WDM networks", Proc. SPIE 3843, All-Optical Networking 1999: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, (25 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360401; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.360401

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