Performance analysis of optical burst switching node with limited wavelength conversion capabilities

  • Yi Xu (许 毅)Email author
  • Kai-yuan Shi (史开源)
  • Ge Fan (范 戈)


The systematical and scalable frameworks were provided for estimating the blocking probabilities under asynchronous traffic in optical burst switching (OBS) nodes with limited wavelength conversion capability (LWCC). The relevant system architectures of limited range and limited number of wavelength converters (WCs) deployed by a share-per-fiber (SPF) mode were developed, and the novel theoretical analysis of node blocking probability was derived by combining the calculation of discouraged arrival rate in a birth-death process and two-dimensional Markov chain model of SPF. The simulation results on single node performance verify the accuracy and effectiveness of the analysis models. Under most scenarios, it is difficult to distinguish the plots generated by the analysis and simulation. As the conversion degree increases, the accuracy of the analysis model worsens slightly. However, the utmost error on burst loss probability is far less than one order of magnitude and hence, still allows for an accurate estimate. Some results are of actual significance to the construction of next-generation commercial OBS backbones.

Key words

optical burst switching (OBS) limited range wavelength conversion (LRWC) wavelength converter burst contention burst loss probability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yi Xu (许 毅)
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kai-yuan Shi (史开源)
    • 2
  • Ge Fan (范 戈)
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Advanced Optical Communication System and NetworkShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Weapon and Task System Research Office92728 Army of the Chinese People’s Liberation ArmyShanghaiChina

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