Lightpath blocking analysis for optical networks with ROADM intra-node add-drop contention

节点内部分/插端口具有阻塞性的光网络光路阻塞率分析

Abstract

The contention factor limits the extent to which lightpaths using the same wavelength can be added/dropped in a Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) when it is operated in a colorless and directionless fashion. This paper presents an analysis to estimate the probability of blocked lightpath requests when a node of this type is used and validates the results for three traffic models. Simulations confirm the validity of the analytical results for lightpath blocking both for various values of the add/drop contention factor C and for changing load distribution in the network. We observe a saturation trend in the lightpath blocking performance as the add/drop port count per bank increases and that a high enough value of C reduces lightpath blocking to levels obtainable from an ideal, comntentionless ROADM. When C is small, limitations on the add/drop port count per bank is observed to be the dominant cause of blocking lightpaths while intra-node contention effects have only a limited impact. With increasing C, blocking is caused more because sufficient link capacity is not available and not because free add/drop ports are not available

摘要

阻塞因子限制了相同波长光通道在一个无色、 无向 ROADM 上的分/插。 本文提出了一个分析模型来估算在三种通信模型下此类节点的网络阻塞率。 仿真确认了在各种阻塞因子和不同负载分布情况下, 分析模型对网络光通道阻塞率评估的有效性。 研究表明, 随着每一个分/插池中分/插端口数目的增加, 网络光通道阻塞率下降并最终呈现饱和趋势。 同时, 一个足够大的阻塞因子能有效减少光通道阻塞率, 并能接近于最理想的无阻塞 ROADM 节点的性能。 当阻塞因子较小时, 每个分/插池拥有的分/插端口数目将成为光通道阻塞的主要因素, 而节点内部的阻塞性对整体性能的影响有限。 而随着阻塞因子的增大, 网络中链路可用容量将成为光通道阻塞的主要因素, 可用分/插端口数的影响变小。

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Li, Y., Gao, L., Bose, S.K. et al. Lightpath blocking analysis for optical networks with ROADM intra-node add-drop contention. Sci. China Inf. Sci. 59, 102305 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-016-0379-8

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Keywords

  • contention factor
  • colorless
  • directionless
  • reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs)
  • lightpath blocking

关键词

  • 阻塞因子
  • 无色
  • 无向
  • 无阻塞
  • 可重构光分/插复用器 (ROADMs)
  • 光路阻塞