Nonlinear Impairment-Aware Static Resource Allocation in Elastic Optical Networks
Magazine article, 2015

This paper studies the routing, modulation format, and spectrum allocation problem in elastic fiber-optical networks for static traffic. Elastic networks, based on Nyquist wavelength-division multiplexing or optical orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing, can efficiently utilize the optical fiber's bandwidth in an elastic manner by partitioning the bandwidth into hundreds or even thousands of subcarriers. Beside the amplified spontaneous emission noise, the nonlinear impairments of each connection is explicitly considered by utilizing an analytical model to calculate the nonlinear interference from other connections propagating in the same fibers. The objective of our work is to minimize the bandwidth, i.e., the number of used subcarriers across the network, while satisfying the demands on throughput and quality for all connections. A novel integer linear program formulation and low-complexity heuristics are proposed. Simulation results are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approaches. Compared with transmission reach-based benchmark methods, our methods can achieve up to 31% bandwidth reduction.

routing and spectrum assignment

NWDM

Elastic optical networks

physical impairments

OOFDM

Author

Juzi Zhao

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Communication Systems

Henk Wymeersch

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Communication Systems

Erik Agrell

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Communication Systems

Journal of Lightwave Technology

0733-8724 (ISSN)

Vol. 33 22 4554-4564 7229240

Subject Categories

Communication Systems

DOI

10.1109/JLT.2015.2474130

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