The effect of IP traffic on WDM-based networks

Liren Zhang, Junhua Tang
2000 IEEE Communications Letters  
In this letter we show that when IP traffic is loaded directly over WDM-based networks, the burstiness of IP packets can have significant effects on the network performance through its influence on the fiber nonlinear effects, mainly the four-wave mixing effect provided the fiber input light power is high, the frequency spacing is narrow and IP traffic load is heavy. Index Terms-Four-wave mixing (FWM), Internet Protocol (IP), wavelength division multiplexing (WDM).
doi:10.1109/4234.873491 fatcat:5jrvibl6lrelhnmjc6ebge3qa4