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Routing and spectrum assignment in elastic optical networks

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Pedro Mesquita Moura
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: Campinas, SP.
Institution: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Computação
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Examining board members:
Nelson Luis Saldanha da Fonseca; Gustavo Bittencourt Figueiredo; Flávio Keidi Miyazawa
Advisor: Nelson Luis Saldanha da Fonseca

Wavelength division multiplexing optical networks employ fixed grid for spectrum, with high capacity transmission slots. Although this division allows high speeds of up to 100Gbps nowadays, the traffic demand grows each year and new solutions are needed in optical networks. The high capacity fixed grid can produce problems like the sub utilization of wavelengths by requests with lower traffic demand than their capacity. In this context the elastic optical networks emerged, allowing flexible division of spectrum, in a way that connections allocate several slots, the unit of spectrum of elastic optical networks. Together with Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), it is possible to orthogonally overlap adjacent slots, without interference, achieving higher spectrum efficiency. The routing and spectrum assignment problem aims to allocate routes and spectrum in elastic optical networks, finding for paths with enough spectrum to accommodate the traffic demand. In order to avoid the costly optoelectronic signal conversion, it is necessary to allocate the same portion of spectrum in each link of the path, problem called spectrum continuity constraint. The slots must also be allocated contiguously, in order to the overlapping with OFDM be effective, problem called spectrum contiguity constraint. This work investigate the routing and spectrum assignment problem and proposes algorithms to improve network characteristics such as quality of service, operational expenditure and energy efficiency (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/01037-5 - Routing and Spectrum Allocation for Elastic Optical Networks
Grantee:Pedro Mesquita Moura
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master