Lightpath restoration in WDM optical networks

C.S.R. Murthy, G. Mohan
2000 IEEE Network  
Optical networks employing wavelength-division multiplexing and wavelength routing are potential candidates for future wide area networks. Because these networks are prone to component failures and carry a large volume of traffic, maintaining a high level of service availability is an important issue. This article discusses providing fault tolerance capability to the optical layer in WDM-based transport networks. It presents a survey on restoration schemes available in the literature, explains
more » ... he operation of these schemes, and discusses their performance. T T
doi:10.1109/65.885667 fatcat:ahedunxadzhgbndfkz5i3bapum