Performance Analysis of Wavelength Division Multiplexing Mesh Networks

  • Guido Maier
  • Mario Martinelli
  • Achille Pattavina
  • Matteo Pierpaoli


The behavior of WDM mesh networks under dynamic traffic is an important aspect to be considered in the future optical communications. In particular the physical topology of the network influences its performance parameters. In this paper we study this aspect by considering WDM mesh networks with and without wavelength conversion under various routing and wavelength assignment algorithms.


Wavelength Division Multiplex Wavelength Conversion Connection Request Wavelength Assignment Wavelength Converter 
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© Springer-Verlag London 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Maier
    • 1
  • Mario Martinelli
    • 1
    • 2
  • Achille Pattavina
    • 1
    • 2
  • Matteo Pierpaoli
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.CoreComMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Electronics and InformationPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.Multiwavelength Optical Networks Research and Development Dept.Pirelli Cavie SistemiMilanoItaly

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